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

Instructions on how to power your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger, how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and charging any mobile phone using a Type D power charger

Monacan power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Monaco it is useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices when you arrive. But without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their mobile phone when they are visiting abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly how to charge your mobile phone when you're visiting Monaco by using the standard D, C, E or F type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Monacans. When visiting Monaco from another country please make sure that your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it 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 Monaco

Can you use any mobile phone in Monaco?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Monaco by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Monaco?

When travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Monegasques use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [11] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Monaco?

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

Using USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone from the Monacan 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 (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 bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Monacan 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 typically take.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet using type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power the mobile phone from the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (known as the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 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 bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector 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 charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Monacan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monacan entry on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated price 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, costs £5-£10.
  5. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  6. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under £10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced around £5.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. 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, estimated cost £10-£15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.