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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power any mobile phone with a Surinamese power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type C power adapter and recharging any mobile phone using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the mobile phone in Suriname. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone abroad.This page has instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when going to Suriname by using the F or C type 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the mobile phone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Suriname from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions are 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 Suriname

Can the mobile phone be used in Suriname?

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

What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Suriname?

If travelling with more than your mobile phone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Suriname is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two types of plug sockets that Surinamers use (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type 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 support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Suriname using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Suriname?

Powering any mobile phone with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power any mobile phone with a Surinamese power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [2], is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector 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 which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Surinamese power outlet

Using USB Type B cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone from a Surinamese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Surinamese 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - Surinamese entry on wikipedia.org
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters