How to charge the mobile phone in Guernsey

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Guernsey power outlet.

Guernsey power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you are staying abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to power the mobile phone when travelling to Guernsey by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Guernsey wall outlet, with the Channel Islander using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting Guernsey from a different country double check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

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 Guernsey

Can the mobile phone be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Guernsey.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Guernsey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters are 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Guernsey.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 Guernsey. [5] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Guernsey?

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

A guide showing you how to charge any mobile phone with a Guernsey power outlet by using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Guernsey power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for 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 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 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 Guernsey 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guernsey country page on
  2. - 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, costing under C$15.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.