How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in East Timor

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge any mobile phone with an East Timor power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger, recharging any mobile phone using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge any mobile phone using a double pin Type E USB adapter

East Timor power outlet

Differing frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when East Timor.If you are visiting East Timor this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your mobile phone using their standard types E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to East Timor from another country please make sure your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit an East Timor place such as Dili or Dare refer to the East Timor country Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location.

This how-to guide is 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 East Timor

Can you use any mobile phone in East Timor?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in East Timor by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your mobile phone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for East Timor is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. East Timorese use four different types of plug sockets (types E, C, F and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your East Timor trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both East Timor and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting East Timor using 3 pinned 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in East Timor?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your mobile phone using an East Timor power outlet you will need 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 in the East Timor power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 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 East Timor power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your 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 an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type E power adapter to charge any mobile phone with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using an East Timor 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. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord 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 supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from an East Timor power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using the East Timor power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This recessed circular plug outlet, also called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the East Timor 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor country Wiki page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters