How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Lithuania

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge any mobile phone with a Lithuanian power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger and powering any mobile phone using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Lithuanian power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your mobile phone in Lithuania. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the mobile phone when going to Lithuania.When visiting Lithuania the following instructions show charging your mobile phone using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Lithuania 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 the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Vilnius or Kaunas we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Lithuania [1] for further details on travelling to 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 Lithuania

Can the mobile phone be used in Lithuania?

You can use any mobile phone in Lithuania.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Lithuania is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Lithuania (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are 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 suitable for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lithuania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable 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 Lithuania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lithuania. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Lithuania?

Powering any mobile phone with a Lithuanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge any mobile phone with a Lithuanian power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Lithuanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 can typically be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Lithuanian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Lithuanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Lithuanian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge any mobile phone with a Lithuanian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Lithuanian 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Lithuanian power outlet. The sunken circular power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord 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 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 Lithuanian 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Lithuanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Lithuania
  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, costing around £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, priced £15-£20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.