How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Tunisia

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Tunisian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging any mobile phone using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Tunisian power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you're there. However without knowing which power socket is used in Tunisia you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone abroad.When visiting Tunisia the following instructions show powering your mobile phone using their Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Tunisians will typically use the Type E wall outlets. When you are travelling to Tunisia from another region please make sure the mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Tunisia

Can the mobile phone be used in Tunisia?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Tunisia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Tunisia (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tunisia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tunisia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tunisia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [7]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Tunisia?

Powering any mobile phone with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Tunisian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Tunisian 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 take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Tunisian power outlet

A page on how to power your mobile phone from a Tunisian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Tunisian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Tunisian 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 take.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Tunisia
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around £10.
  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. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  6. 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 £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.