How to charge any mobile phone when planning a trip to Saint Lucia

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power any mobile phone with a St Lucian power outlet.

St Lucian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you how to charge your mobile phone when you're in Saint Lucia using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Lucian power outlet, the St Lucians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You will find power will differ depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the North America page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Saint Lucia from a different country please ensure your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating 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 please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Saint Lucia

Can the mobile phone be used in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Saint Lucia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Saint Lucia?

When travelling with more than your mobile phone then the best international travel charger for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your St Lucian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size 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 flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 Saint Lucia using 3 pin 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 is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as 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 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 Saint Lucia. [5] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Saint Lucia?

Powering any mobile phone with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge any mobile phone from a St Lucian power outlet using type B Micro USB cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the St Lucian 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [2], looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into 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 you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the St Lucian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Lucia 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 at between $10 to $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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.