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

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to any mobile phone

Jersey power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when travelling to Jersey by using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Jersey wall outlet, with the Channel Islanders using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Jersey from another region please ensure that the 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 make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a Jersey destination like Saint Helier refer to the Jersey Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area.

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 visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Jersey

Can the mobile phone be used in Jersey?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Jersey power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Jersey.
  • 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 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Jersey. [5] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Jersey?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Jersey power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone using a Jersey power outlet you will need to buy 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 Jersey power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [2]) can be identified by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Jersey 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jersey Wikipedia web 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, estimated price £30-£35.
  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, priced around £5.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.