Charging any mobile phone in Ireland

A guide on how to recharge any mobile phone from an Irish power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

Irish power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their mobile phone when they're abroad.If you are going to Ireland the following instructions show how to charge the mobile phone using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Irish using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When travelling to Ireland from another country double check the mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the mobile phone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to stay somewhere like Dublin or Swords please read the wikipedia.org entry about Ireland [1] for more indepth details.

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 Ireland

Can you use any mobile phone in Ireland?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for Ireland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Irish trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Ireland we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature 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 around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ireland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Ireland using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as 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 Ireland. [5] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Ireland?

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

A guide on how to recharge any mobile phone from an Irish power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the mobile phone from an Irish 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [2], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. 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 can normally be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Irish 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 an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Ireland
  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 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 C$10-C$15.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.