How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Tobago

Instructions showing how to recharge any mobile phone with a Tobagonian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter and charging any mobile phone using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Tobagonian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your mobile phone in Tobago. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to charge their mobile phone when they are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Tobago the following instructions show charging your mobile phone using their Type B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Tobagonians. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your mobile phone charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Tobago from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your mobile phone is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Tobago

Can the mobile phone be used in Tobago?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Tobagonian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Tobago is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Tobago (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

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 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 unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tobago.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Tobago?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Tobagonian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge any mobile phone with a Tobagonian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Tobagonian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB Type B connector into 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 that 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 bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Tobagonian power outlet

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

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Tobagonian power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Tobagonian 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 typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Tobago
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. 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, costing C$15-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, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. 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, costing C$15-C$20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.