How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Martinique

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to power your mobile phone from a Martinican power outlet, powering any mobile phone using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to recharge any mobile phone using a three pinned Type D USB charger

Martinican power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their mobile phone when they are travelling to Martinique.If you're travelling to Martinique the following instructions show charging your mobile phone by using the standard Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Martiniquais. If travelling to Martinique from another country please check that your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on staying in a Martinican place such as Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin refer to the Wikipedia page about Martinique [1] for further details prior to the location.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Martinique

Can you use any mobile phone in Martinique?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Martinique by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Martinique?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your mobile phone the best travel adapter for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Martinique (D, C and E) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Martinique. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Martinique 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Martinique using 3 pin type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Martinique?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to power your mobile phone from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your mobile phone using a Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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 (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came 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. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a Martinican power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using a Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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 (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came 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. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using the Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one long metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into 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 (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 typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Martinique
  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, costing 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 D power outlet
  6. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, around C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.