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

Instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Mongolian power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type E power charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your mobile phone in Mongolia. The following useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone in Mongolia by using the standard types E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Mongolia from a different country check that the mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating 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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Mongolia

Can you use any mobile phone in Mongolia?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Mongolia.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Mongolians use two different types of plug sockets (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 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Mongolia. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mongolia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mongolia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Mongolia. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Mongolia?

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

Instructions showing you how to charge any mobile phone from a Mongolian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to buy 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. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Mongolian power outlet

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the Mongolian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger 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 Mongolian 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 typically take.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mongolian Wikipedia page
  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, priced at under £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, costing 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, estimated cost around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.