Charging any mobile phone in Qatar

A guide showing you how to power your mobile phone with a Qatari power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type D power adapter.

Qatari power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone abroad.This step by step guide will show how to power your mobile phone when you're travelling to Qatar using their standard types G or D 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Qataris typically use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are travelling to so we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Qatar from a different region please ensure your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering 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 visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Qatar

Can you use any mobile phone in Qatar?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Qatari power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Qatar?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Qatar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Qataris use (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Qatari trip. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Qatar using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Qatar?

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

A guide showing how to power any mobile phone with a Qatari power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To power the mobile phone from a Qatari 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Qatari power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 you can usually connect the cable supplied 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 phone.
  5. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type D USB charger to recharge any mobile phone with a Qatari power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using the Qatari power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [5], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Qatar
  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, priced 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, 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, costing under C$15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$15.