Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Curacao

A guide on how to charge your mobile phone from a Curacaon power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, how to power any mobile phone using a Type B USB charger and powering any mobile phone using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Curacaon power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your mobile phone . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone when you are visiting abroad.When you are visiting Curacao the following useful instructions show how to power your mobile phone by using their types C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your mobile phone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Curacao from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the mobile phone is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Curacao

Can the mobile phone be used in Curacao?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Curacaon power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your mobile phone the best international travel adapter for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets in Curacao (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Curacao 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Curacao?

Charging any mobile phone from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter to power any mobile phone from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the mobile phone using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Curacaon power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from the Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. This wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [5]) is recognised by two slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will 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 B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Curacaon power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Curacaon power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To charge any mobile phone using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the power 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacaon entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around £15.
  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, £5-£10.
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost £10-£15.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under £10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.