How to charge any mobile phone when planning a trip to Haiti

Instructions showing you how to charge your mobile phone from a Haitian power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Type A USB adapter and how to charge any mobile phone using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Haitian power outlet

If packing for a holiday it's helpful to know in advance if you can use all your vital electronics such as cell phones and laptop computers when you arrive at your hotel. Without knowing which power socket is used in Haiti you could end up either weighing your luggage down with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the mobile phone in Haiti. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone when you are going to Haiti.If you're staying in Haiti the following instructions show how to charge the mobile phone using their standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be normally used by most Haitians. If the mobile phone does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Haiti from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your mobile phone is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 Haiti

Can the mobile phone be used in Haiti?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Haiti by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Haiti?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Haitians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Haitian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Haiti using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Haiti?

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

Using USB type B cord and a Type A power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to any mobile phone from the Haitian power outlet you will 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 inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [2], is identified by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the USB 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 charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your 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 a Haitian 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 Haitian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord and a Type B power charger to charge any mobile phone from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using a Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Haitian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 for charging 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. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haiti wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost around £5.
  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 £10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.