How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Saudi Arabia

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter, how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type A power plug and charging any mobile phone using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their mobile phone abroad.If you're travelling to Saudi Arabia these instructions show powering your mobile phone using their G, A, B or D type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Saudi Arabians. Power sources change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Saudi Arabia from another country please ensure 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 ensure the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

These instructions are 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 Saudi Arabia

Can the mobile phone be used in Saudi Arabia?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Saudi Arabia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Saudi Arabia (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A 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 bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back 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 power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saudi Arabia 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saudi Arabia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and gives practically the same functionality as 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 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 Saudi Arabia. [11] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Saudi Arabia?

Powering any mobile phone with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Saudi Arabian 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. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Saudi Arabian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [5], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB 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 (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 Saudi Arabian 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 A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Saudi Arabian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Schuko Type F power charger to recharge your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Saudi Arabian 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips on 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 Saudi Arabian 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 F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Saudi Arabia
  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, estimated cost 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, costing around C$10.
  5. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  6. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under C$20.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around C$25.
  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, estimated price 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.