How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Peru

A page on how to recharge any mobile phone with a Peruvian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter, recharging any mobile phone using a Type B power charger and how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB plug

Peruvian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you're going abroad.If you are visiting Peru these useful instructions show powering your mobile phone using the standard types C, A or B Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type C wall outlets will be typically used by most Peruvians. If travelling to Peru from another country double check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Lima or Tumbes read the wikipedia.org page about Peru [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Peru

Can the mobile phone be used in Peru?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Peruvian power outlet.

Peru

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Peru?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone the best travel charger for Peru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Peruvians use (types C, A and B) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Peru. Because you are only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Peru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Peru?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to power your mobile phone from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your mobile phone using a Peruvian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger 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 adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Peruvian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Peruvian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [5], is recognised by two thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord 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 (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Peruvian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to power your mobile phone from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Peru
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. 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, costing around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. 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$20).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).