How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Myanmar

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter, how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type G power plug and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type C power plug

Myanmar power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your mobile phone in Myanmar. This page is a simple guide which shows what you'll need to charge your mobile phone when you are in Myanmar by using the standard types G, C, D or F Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Myanmar from a different country double check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Myanmar destination like Yangon please read the Myanmar Wikipedia page [1] for more 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 Myanmar

Can the mobile phone be used in Myanmar?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Myanmar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets that Myanmas use (types G, C, D and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Myanmar using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [11] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Myanmar?

Charging any mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type G power charger to recharge your mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Myanmar 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 into the Myanmar power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB 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 typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Myanmar 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Myanmar power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector 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 typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Myanmar 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet

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

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Myanmar power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord 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 (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. Switch on the Myanmar 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 Myanmar power outlet

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

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power any mobile phone using a Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power supply, also called the Type F power outlet [9], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord 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 (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. Switch on the Myanmar 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Myanmar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Myanmar Wikipedia page
  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, costs 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 C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, C$10-C$15.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. 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, costs under C$15.
  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.