Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

A page showing how to recharge any mobile phone from a Dominican Republic power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB charger and how to charge any mobile phone using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Dominican Republic power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your gadgets when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket is used you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the mobile phone. Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the mobile phone . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge their mobile phone abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to charge your mobile phone when travelling to The Dominican Republic using the standard B or A type Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dominicanse. You'll find power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the mobile phone does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your mobile phone is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage 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 all the latest phones visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in The Dominican Republic

Can you use any mobile phone in The Dominican Republic?

You can use any mobile phone in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in The Dominican Republic (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your mobile phone at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however 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 visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in The Dominican Republic?

Powering any mobile phone with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter to power any mobile phone from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. To power your mobile phone using the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Dominican Republic 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 you can usually connect the cable supplied 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Dominican Republic country entry on Wikipedia
  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, under £2.
  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, around £15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.