Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Aruba

Instructions on how to power any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter, charging any mobile phone using a three pin Type B power adapter and recharging any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko power charger

Aruban power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when staying abroad.When you are travelling to Aruba these instructions show powering the mobile phone by using their types F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your mobile phone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Aruba from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, 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 power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay in a place like Oranjestad or Sint Nicolaas please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Aruba [1] for more indepth information.

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 Aruba

Can the mobile phone be used in Aruba?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to an Aruban power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your mobile phone then the best travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Arubans use three different types of power outlets (F, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Aruba we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America visiting Aruba.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Aruba. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Aruba?

Charging any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to power any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 that 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. Switch on the Aruban 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.
Charging any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the mobile phone using the Aruban power outlet you will need to buy 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 into the Aruban power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [5], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied 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 Aruban 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.
Charging any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable 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 that 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 bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Aruban 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.
Charging any mobile phone from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Aruba
  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, estimated price 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, 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, estimated price £15-£20.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.