Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to Nevis

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Nevis power outlet, how to power any mobile phone using a two pin Type A power charger and how to power any mobile phone using a 3 pin Type B power adapter

Nevis power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when travelling abroad.If you're staying in Nevis this page contains useful instructions showing charging the mobile phone by using their standard G, A, B or D type Nevis 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Nevis from another country ensure that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

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 Nevis

Can you use any mobile phone in Nevis?

You can use any mobile phone in Nevis by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Nevis?

If you are travelling with more than your mobile phone or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nevisian use four different types of power outlets (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Nevis trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nevis and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Nevis using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [11] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Nevis?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge any mobile phone with a Nevis power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [2], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Nevis 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 take.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Nevis power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [5]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Nevis 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 typically take.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge any mobile phone with a Nevis power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the short twin blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the 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 (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Nevis 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 take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Nevis power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [9], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will 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 D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Nevis power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nevis Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at £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 around £5.
  5. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  6. 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, costs £1-£2.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. 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 around £15.
  9. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing £20-£25.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.