How to charge any mobile phone from a power outlet in San Marino

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your mobile phone from a Sammarinese power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type F USB adapter, how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and charging any mobile phone using a Type L power charger

Sammarinese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the mobile phone . These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the mobile phone when you are travelling to San Marino by using the F, C or L type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to San Marino from a different region double check the mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

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

Charging any mobile phone in San Marino

Can you use any mobile phone in San Marino?

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

What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in San Marino?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for San Marino to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Sammarinese use (F, C and L) 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 around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Sammarinese trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power 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, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both San Marino and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to San Marino.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting San Marino. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in San Marino?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your mobile phone from a Sammarinese power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your mobile phone using a Sammarinese 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 by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 (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 can normally be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Sammarinese 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need 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 Sammarinese power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. 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 to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Sammarinese 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Type L USB adapter to charge your mobile phone from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug the Type L USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped power supply by three large circular holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note there are two variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should 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 Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about San Marino
  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 £5-£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, £10-£15.
  7. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costs £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.