How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Algeria

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your mobile phone from an Algerian power outlet and how to recharge any mobile phone using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your mobile phone in Algeria. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when Algeria.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your mobile phone when you're visiting Algeria by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Algeria from another country please check that your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid 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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Algeria

Can you use any mobile phone in Algeria?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Algeria by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Algeria?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two types of plug sockets that Algerians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Algeria.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Algeria?

Charging any mobile phone from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your mobile phone from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Algerian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using an Algerian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. 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 (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 normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Algerian 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 an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Wikipedia page about Algeria
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs 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, priced under $10.
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.