Charging any mobile phone when visiting Kiribati

Using Type B USB micro cord and a Type I power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially 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 Kiribati. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone abroad.When visiting Kiribati these instructions show how to power the mobile phone using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. You will discover most power sources vary regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power sockets guide for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Kiribati from a different region please ensure your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Bairiki we also recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Kiribati [1] for further information on travelling 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 Kiribati

Can you use any mobile phone in Kiribati?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Kiribati power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for Kiribati is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on a plane. Due to 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 tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kiribati 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kiribati 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [5] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Kiribati?

Charging any mobile phone from a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord and a Type I power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using the Kiribati power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Kiribati power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type I power outlet [2], can be identified by 3 slots forming a triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Kiribati
  2. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  3. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, £20-£25.
  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 £5-£10.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.