How to charge any mobile phone when planning a trip to Vanuatu

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type G power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Vanuatuan power outlet and how to recharge any mobile phone using a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to the mobile phone when staying in Vanuatu by using the G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power will change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the Oceania page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Vanuatu from a different country make sure the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Vanuatu

Can you use any mobile phone in Vanuatu?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Vanuatu?

When you are travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Ni-Vanuatu use (G, C and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vanuatu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Vanuatu using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Vanuatu?

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type G power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [2], can be identified by three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Vanuatuan 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 Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger to recharge any mobile phone with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatu 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, £15-£20.
  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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price £10-£15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.