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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from an Omani power outlet and how to recharge any mobile phone using a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

Omani power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their mobile phone when they're visiting Oman.The following useful guide shows how to power the mobile phone when travelling to Oman by using the standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Omanis. If travelling to Oman from another country double check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to stay in a place like Muscat or Quriyat refer to the Oman country Wikipedia 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 please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Oman

Can you use any mobile phone in Oman?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Oman?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone the best travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Omanis use (types G and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight 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.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Oman and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Oman using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Omani power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable and a Type G power adapter to charge any mobile phone with an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the Omani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [2], looks like three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  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 can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Omani 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 Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Omani power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone from the Omani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 (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 Omani power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your 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 an Omani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Oman country Wikipedia page
  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, costs under £15.
  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, estimated price around £5.
  5. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost £10-£15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.