How to charge the mobile phone when staying in The Maldives

A page on how to recharge your mobile phone with a Maldivian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter, how to recharge any mobile phone using a three pin Type G USB adapter and charging any mobile phone using a 3 pinned Type J USB charger

Maldivian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When going to Maldives these useful instructions show how to supply power to your mobile phone using their G, D, J, K or L type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Maldivians will typically use the Type G plugs in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Maldives from a different country make sure that the mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at a Maldivian place such as Mal' or Addu City we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Maldives [1] for further information on visiting 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 all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in The Maldives

Can the mobile phone be used in The Maldives?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Maldivian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different types of plug sockets (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [13] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Maldives?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to recharge your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Maldivian 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 typically take.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet

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

A page on how to recharge your mobile phone with a Maldivian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Maldivian power outlet. The power supply (called a Type D power outlet [5]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the 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 Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet

Charging any mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type J power charger.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug the Type J USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped power supply, technically known as the Type J power outlet [7], looks like three large round holes forming a flattened triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 (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 side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Maldivian 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet

Using USB type B connector with a Type K power charger to power your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in an inverted triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 (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. Turn on the Maldivian 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.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type L power charger.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped power supply by 3 holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L plug outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB 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 to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the 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 Type L power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Maldivian power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Maldives
  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, C$10-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, estimated cost around C$10.
  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, costs under C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, C$5-C$10.
  11. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  12. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, priced under C$20.
  13. 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.