How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Angola

Instructions showing how to recharge any mobile phone with an Angolan power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

Angolan power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the mobile phone abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show you exactly how to power the mobile phone when travelling to Angola by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for wall outlets. When visiting Angola from another country please ensure that the mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged 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 Angola

Can the mobile phone be used in Angola?

You can connect any mobile phone to an Angolan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Angola 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Angola.
  • 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 Angola. [5]
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Angola?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge any mobile phone with an Angolan power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Angolan 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. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [2]) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 (note 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.
  5. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your 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 an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Angola country page on wikipedia.org
  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, 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, 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, estimated cost around $15.