How to charge any mobile phone in Fiji

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type I USB charger to power any mobile phone with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Fiji it is useful to know if you'll be able to power any common gadgets like mobile phones and laptops that you'll be bringing with you. But, without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the mobile phone when they're staying abroad.When you're planning a trip to Fiji the following instructions show how to charge the mobile phone using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Fijian wall outlet. If visiting Fiji from a different country please ensure that your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your mobile phone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating 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 visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Fiji

Can the mobile phone be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Fiji.

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

If you are travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Fiji is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Fijian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst 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 phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Fiji 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [5] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Fiji?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Fijian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cord with a Type I USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Fijian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Fijian power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type I power outlet [2]) can be recognised by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of 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 that 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 along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 I power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Fijian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Fiji country page on wikipedia
  2. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  3. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated price under 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, estimated price 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 price C$15-C$20.