Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to Armenia

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with an Armenian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger and how to power any mobile phone using a Schuko Type F power adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your mobile phone . If you're visiting Armenia these instructions show powering the mobile phone by using their standard F or C type Armenian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Armenia from a different region make sure your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your mobile phone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as Yerevan we recommend referring to the Armenian Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

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 all the latest phones visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Armenia

Can you use any mobile phone in Armenia?

You can use any mobile phone in Armenia by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your mobile phone then the best travel charger for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Armenians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Armenian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Armenia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Armenia?

Charging any mobile phone from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with an Armenian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from an Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Armenian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your mobile phone with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using the Armenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your 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 an Armenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Armenian Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  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, C$10-C$15.
  5. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  6. 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, priced under C$20.
  7. 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.