How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Greece

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge any mobile phone with a Greek power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type F power plug.

Greek power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you're travelling abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show exactly how to charge the mobile phone when going to Greece by using the standard types F or C Greek 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Greeks will typically use the Type F wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Greece from another country please ensure 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 such as 110 volts ensure that the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay in a Greek destination like Athens please read the Greek Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

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 Greece

Can the mobile phone be used in Greece?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Greek power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Greece is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Greeks use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Greece or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 North America going to Greece using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Greece. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Greece?

Charging any mobile phone from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge any mobile phone with a Greek power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from the Greek power outlet you'll need to use 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 Greek power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 (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 is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Greek 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 typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your mobile phone from a Greek power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone using a Greek power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into 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 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 along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Greek 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 take.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Greek power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greek 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, around £5.
  5. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing £15-£20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.