Charging any mobile phone when staying in Guyana

Instructions showing how to power any mobile phone with a Guyanese power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type B USB charger, charging any mobile phone using a three pin Type G USB plug and powering any mobile phone using a double pinned Type A power charger

Guyanese power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your mobile phone . When planning a trip to Guyana these useful instructions show how to power your mobile phone by using the Type G, A, B or D Guyanese 220 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power supplies will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the South America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Guyana from another region please double check your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your mobile phone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on visiting a Guyanese city such as Georgetown refer to the wikipedia page about Guyana [1] for more details.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Guyana

Can the mobile phone be used in Guyana?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Guyana.

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What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Guyana?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Guyana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guyanese use four different types of power outlets (G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Guyana we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guyana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guyana and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guyana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guyana. [11]
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Guyana?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Guyanese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type G power outlet [2]) looks like 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power any mobile phone with a Guyanese power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To power the mobile phone using a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guyanese power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet (called the Type A power outlet [5]) can be recognised by 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Guyanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge any mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Guyanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type D power outlet [9]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Guyanese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Guyana
  2. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  5. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  6. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (under £3 GBP / under C$5).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).