Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to Kuwait

Instructions showing you how to power any mobile phone from a Kuwaiti power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging any mobile phone using a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your mobile phone . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your mobile phone when travelling to Kuwait using the types G or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Kuwait from another country ensure that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a place such as Kuwait City read the Wikipedia.org web page about Kuwait [1] for more indepth information.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Kuwait

Can you use any mobile phone in Kuwait?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your mobile phone then the best international travel adapter for Kuwait is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kuwaitis use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kuwait using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Kuwait?

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

Instructions showing you how to power any mobile phone from a Kuwaiti power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from a Kuwaiti 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 plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Kuwaiti 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 Kuwaiti power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power any mobile phone from a Kuwaiti power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone 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 Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Kuwait
  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, estimated cost under $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 at between $5 to $10.
  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, between $10 to $15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.