How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Saint Kitts

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a St Kitts power outlet with micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type A power plug and charging any mobile phone using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

St Kitts power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your mobile phone in Saint Kitts. When visiting Saint Kitts these instructions show powering your mobile phone using their Type G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Kittitian will normally use the Type G wall outlets. When you are visiting Saint Kitts from a different country double check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging 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 all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Saint Kitts

Can the mobile phone be used in Saint Kitts?

You can connect any mobile phone to a St Kitts power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of power outlets in Saint Kitts (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers for your St Kitts trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Kitts using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Saint Kitts?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your mobile phone from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [2], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the 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 St Kitts power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a St Kitts power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your mobile phone from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a St Kitts 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 St Kitts power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your mobile phone from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the 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 St Kitts power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type D power charger to recharge your mobile phone from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Kitts
  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, £5-£10.
  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, estimated cost £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 price £15-£20.
  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, £20-£25.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.