How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet and how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the mobile phone when they're travelling abroad.This page contains a useful guide showing you exactly how to power the mobile phone when you're in Equatorial Guinea using their Type E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different region check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use any mobile phone in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Equatorial Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone the best travel charger for Equatorial Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Equatorial Guineans use two different standards of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Equatorial Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Equatorial Guinea using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [2] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type E USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (called a CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Equatorial Guinea
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs 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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  5. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, C$15-C$20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.