How to charge any mobile phone from a power outlet in Albania

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your mobile phone from an Albanian power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Albanian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the mobile phone when they're going to Albania.The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to power the mobile phone when you are in Albania by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover most power sockets will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Albania from a different country please ensure that the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as Tirana please read the Wikipedia page about Albania [1] for more information prior to the location.

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 Albania

Can you use any mobile phone in Albania?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Albania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Albanians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs 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 by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Albanian trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to 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 and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Albania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating 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 price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Albania.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Albania?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Albanian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your mobile phone from an Albanian power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone using an Albanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord 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 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 Albanian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Albanian power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to charge any mobile phone with an Albanian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using the Albanian power outlet you'll 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 Albanian power outlet. The round power outlet can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 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 Albanian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Wikipedia page about Albania
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs £15-£20.
  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 at around £5.
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, £15-£20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.