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

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to any mobile phone

Ugandan power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the mobile phone when visiting abroad.If going to Uganda this page contains instructions showing powering your mobile phone by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Ugandans using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are travelling to Uganda from another country please make sure that your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the mobile phone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

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 please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Uganda

Can the mobile phone be used in Uganda?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Uganda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility 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, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Uganda using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [5] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Uganda?

Powering any mobile phone with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger to charge any mobile phone with a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using a Ugandan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Ugandan power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type G power outlet [2]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangular 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Ugandan 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. [AD]
Powering any mobile phone with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uganda country entry on
  2. - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin.
  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.