How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type C power charger, how to recharge any mobile phone using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

St Vincentian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your mobile phone in Saint Vincent. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their mobile phone when they're visiting Saint Vincent.If you are visiting Saint Vincent this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your mobile phone using their types G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of St Vincentians normally use the Type G wall outlets. Power supplies will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Saint Vincent from another region double check 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 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged 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 all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Saint Vincent

Can the mobile phone be used in Saint Vincent?

You can connect any mobile phone to a St Vincentian power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of plug sockets that St Vincentians use (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used 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 adapter like this at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Vincent.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Saint Vincent?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to power your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the St Vincentian 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 typically take.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet

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

  1. To power the mobile phone from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [5] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  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 to charge 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. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB charger to power your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using the St Vincentian 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 supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a single metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord 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 (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 E power charger for charging your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 large holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Saint Vincent
  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, 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, under C$15.
  5. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing C$15-C$20.
  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, priced at under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under C$10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.