How to charge the mobile phone in Samoa

How to connect a Samoan power outlet to any mobile phone

Samoan power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your common devices when you get there. However without knowing which power socket is used in Samoa you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge the mobile phone when going to Samoa.If you are staying in Samoa the following instructions show charging your mobile phone using their 230 volt 50Hz Type I Samoan wall supply. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Samoa from another country please ensure the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a place such as Apia or Vaitele we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Samoa [1] for further details on travelling to the area.

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 Samoa

Can the mobile phone be used in Samoa?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Samoa.

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

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Samoa or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 Samoa.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [5] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Samoa?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Samoan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type I power charger to power your mobile phone from a Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector 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 adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Samoan 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 I power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Samoan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Samoa
  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, costing £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 at around £5.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.