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

Using type B USB connector with a Type M power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you're going to Lesotho this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your mobile phone by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type plug supply. When visiting Lesotho from another country please double check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the mobile phone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging 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 Lesotho

Can the mobile phone be used in Lesotho?

You can use any mobile phone in Lesotho by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone then the best international travel charger for Lesotho is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Lesotho using 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho. [5] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Lesotho?

Powering any mobile phone with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power charger to charge any mobile phone from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone from the Basotho power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type M power outlet [2], looks like three large circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 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 the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Lesotho
  2. - Type M power outlet
  3. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under £4.
  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, around £5.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.