Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Jordan

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power charger, charging any mobile phone using a three pin Type G power adapter and powering any mobile phone using a two pin Type C power adapter

Jordanian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the mobile phone when staying in Jordan.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to your mobile phone when travelling to Jordan using their standard G, B, C, D, F or J type Jordanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Jordanians will use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Jordan from a different country please make sure that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination such as Amman we suggest reading the Jordan entry on wikipedia [1] for further information prior to visiting the location.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Jordan

Can the mobile phone be used in Jordan?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Jordanian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Jordan?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your mobile phone the best international travel adapter for Jordan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Jordanians use six different types of power outlets (types G, B, C, D, F and J) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your mobile phone at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jordan

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Jordan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Jordan.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Jordan. [15] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Jordan?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from the Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [2]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB 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 (note that 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.
  5. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [5]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a hole below for the earth pin. Note that power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from the Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [9]) looks like three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To power your mobile phone using the Jordanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Jordanian 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 take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

A guide on how to charge your mobile phone with a Jordanian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type J USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet by three circular holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Jordanian 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 take.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Jordanian power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Jordan entry on wikipedia
  2. iec.ch - 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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  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, costing around £5.
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £15-£20.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  9. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing under £25.
  11. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at £15-£20.
  13. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  14. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, estimated cost £15-£20.
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.