Charging any mobile phone when staying in Swaziland

Using USB Type B cord and a Type M USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Swazi power outlet.

Swazi power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone abroad.If visiting Swaziland the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the mobile phone using the 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi plug outlet. Power supplies change from country to country therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list of regions. When you are travelling to Swaziland from another country double check the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

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 Swaziland

Can the mobile phone be used in Swaziland?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Swaziland.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Swaziland 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 handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Swaziland we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 Swaziland 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland. [5] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Swazi power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your mobile phone with a Swazi power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Swazi power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (known as the Type M power outlet [2]) looks like 3 large round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the mains power 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take. [AD]
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - entry about Swaziland
  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.
  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.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.