How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Montserrat

Instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Montserratian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and charging any mobile phone using a Type B power plug.

Montserratian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you're in Montserrat.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your mobile phone when you're visiting Montserrat by using their Type B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Montserrat from another country please double check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying in a city such as Brades please read the Montserrat country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more information prior to the location.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Montserrat

Can the mobile phone be used in Montserrat?

You can use any mobile phone in Montserrat by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Montserratians use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 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 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Montserrat or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage 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 sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters 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 Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Montserrat using type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Montserrat?

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

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

  1. In order to charge your mobile phone using a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go. Please be aware that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Montserratian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Montserratian 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 Montserratian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge any mobile phone from a Montserratian power outlet with type B USB cord with a Type B power charger.

  1. To power the mobile phone from the Montserratian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [5]) is recognised by the 2 slots with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Please note power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Montserrat so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in 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 which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Montserratian 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Montserratian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montserrat 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, £1-£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, priced at £10-£15.