Charging any mobile phone from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to any mobile phone

Solomon Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your mobile phone . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their mobile phone when visiting abroad.When you are staying in Solomon Islands these instructions show powering the mobile phone using the Type G or I Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Solomon Islands from a different country please make sure that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

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 visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Solomon Islands

Can the mobile phone be used in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Solomon Islands?

If travelling with more than just your mobile phone and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Solomon Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Solomon Islands we recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Solomon Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America going to Solomon Islands using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Solomon Islands. [5] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Solomon Islands?

Charging any mobile phone from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains 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 (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 typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands Wikipedia web page
  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 around £15.
  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, around £5.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.