Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Belize

A page showing how to recharge any mobile phone from a Belizean power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, charging any mobile phone using a three pin Type G power charger and how to charge any mobile phone using a 3 pin Type B USB plug

Belizean power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the mobile phone when you're in Belize using their standard G, A or B type Belizean 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your mobile phone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Belize from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on visiting a Belizean city like Belize City we suggest reading the Belizean country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Belize

Can the mobile phone be used in Belize?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Belizean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your mobile phone then the best travel adapter for Belize is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different types of power outlets (types G, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Belize using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Belize?

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

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type G power adapter to power any mobile phone with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from the Belizean 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. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [2], can be recognised by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied 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 phone.
  5. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will 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 G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Belizean power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power your mobile phone with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from the Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the bottom of the 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging 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 Belizean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your 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 A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Belizean power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to charge your mobile phone with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains 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 (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 along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Belizean 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belizean country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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 at around 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, costs C$10-C$15.
  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$30.
  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, C$15-C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.