How to charge the mobile phone when staying in French Guiana

Instructions showing you how to charge any mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type E power charger, how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type D power charger

French Guianese power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the mobile phone in French Guiana. When you're going to travel to French Guiana the following instructions show charging your mobile phone using the standard types D, C or E French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting French Guiana from a different country check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the mobile phone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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

Charging any mobile phone in French Guiana

Can the mobile phone be used in French Guiana?

You can connect any mobile phone to a French Guianese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in French Guiana?

If travelling with more than your mobile phone then the best international travel charger for French Guiana is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in French Guiana (D, C and E) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to French Guiana or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Guiana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to French Guiana.
  • 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. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in French Guiana?

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from the French Guianese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the French Guianese 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 take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the French Guianese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the 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 (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the French Guianese 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 D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge any mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a French Guianese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the French Guianese 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 take.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a French Guianese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - French Guiana Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around £10.
  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, £5-£10.
  5. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  6. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, around £10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.