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

Learn how to power your mobile phone with a Cypriot power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

Cypriot power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your mobile phone when you are travelling to Cyprus using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Cypriot plug outlet, the Cypriots will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Cyprus from another country check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the mobile phone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering 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 Cyprus

Can the mobile phone be used in Cyprus?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [5] 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 converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cyprus 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cyprus 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Cyprus?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge any mobile phone with a Cypriot power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To power the mobile phone from a Cypriot 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. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains 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 adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Cypriot 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 typically take.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus country page on Wikipedia
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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