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

How to connect a Danish power outlet to any mobile phone

Danish power outlet

When planning to travel to Denmark it's useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is used in Denmark you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your mobile phone in Denmark. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your mobile phone when you're travelling to Denmark by using their Type K Danish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Danes will typically use the Type K sockets in their plug outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you're taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Denmark from a different country ensure the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to destinations such as Copenhagen or Aarhus we also suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Denmark [1] for more information on 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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Denmark

Can the mobile phone be used in Denmark?

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

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

The best power adapter for Denmark will be a Type K USB power adapter [3] which is suitable for powering your mobile phone.

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

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Danish power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type K USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Danish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your mobile phone using a Danish power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [2]) can be identified by three large holes in an inverted triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging 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 Danish 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 take.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Danish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark - wikipedia entry about Denmark
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  3. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, estimated cost £10-£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, £5-£10.