Charging the mobile phone from a power outlet in Estonia

Instructions on how to recharge any mobile phone from an Estonian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Estonian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the mobile phone when staying in Estonia.When you are travelling to Estonia the following useful instructions show how to charge the mobile phone by using their standard F or C type Estonian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Estonia from a different country please check that your mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating 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 Estonia

Can the mobile phone be used in Estonia?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to an Estonian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your mobile phone then the best travel charger for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Estonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) 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 chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. 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 smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Estonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Estonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Estonia. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Estonia?

Powering any mobile phone with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge any mobile phone from an Estonian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power your mobile phone using the Estonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B 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 (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 normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Estonian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your mobile phone with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from an Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the two large adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied 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.
  5. Turn on the Estonian 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 typically take.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Estonia 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, estimated cost C$15-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, under 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, C$15-C$20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.