Charging any mobile phone when staying in Saint Pierre

How to connect a St Pierrais power outlet to any mobile phone

St Pierrais power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you are travelling to Saint Pierre.When staying in Saint Pierre the following instructions show how to charge the mobile phone using the 230 volt 50Hz E Type St Pierrais plug outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for charging. Power supplies will vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Saint Pierre from a different region please check that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt 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 (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

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 Saint Pierre

Can you use any mobile phone in Saint Pierre?

You can connect any mobile phone to a St Pierrais power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Saint Pierre we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Pierre using 3 pinned 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [5] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a St Pierrais power outlet

A guide on how to charge any mobile phone from a St Pierrais power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to charge any mobile phone using the St Pierrais power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the St Pierrais power outlet. This circular power supply, sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [2] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the St Pierrais 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.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Pierre country page on wikipedia
  2. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  3. 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, 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 under C$15.
  5. 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.