How to charge any mobile phone when visiting Micronesia

A guide on how to recharge any mobile phone from a Micronesian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger and how to power any mobile phone using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the mobile phone in Micronesia. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you are travelling to Micronesia.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the mobile phone when going to Micronesia by using their types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the mobile phone doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Micronesia from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

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 Micronesia

Can the mobile phone be used in Micronesia?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Micronesia.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Micronesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Micronesia?

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

A guide on how to recharge any mobile phone from a Micronesian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your mobile phone from the Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [2], is identified by 2 adjacent slots where the twin blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the 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 Micronesian 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 Micronesian power outlet

A guide on how to charge any mobile phone from a Micronesian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into 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 (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 side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone 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 Micronesian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Micronesian country Wiki page
  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, around £1.
  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. 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, £20-£25.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.