Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to Macau

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Macanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, how to power any mobile phone using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Macanese power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the mobile phone when you're visiting Macau using the types G, D, F or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Macanese typically use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Macau from another country ensure that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 Macau

Can you use any mobile phone in Macau?

You can use any mobile phone in Macau by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Macau?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your mobile phone then the best travel charger for Macau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different types of power outlets (types G, D, F and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Macau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [11] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Macau?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using the Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will 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 G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Macanese power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Macanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using the Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your 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 Macanese power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from a Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should 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 Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Macanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from a Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type M power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should 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 Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macau page on Wikipedia
  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, under C$15.
  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, under C$15.
  5. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  6. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$15.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under C$25.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.