How to charge the mobile phone from a power outlet in Nepal

Simple instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Nepali power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter, charging any mobile phone using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to recharge any mobile phone using a three pinned Type D USB adapter

Nepali power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you're abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your mobile phone when you're visiting Nepal by using the standard types D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Nepal from another country please ensure the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a city such as Kathmandu or Pokhara please read the Nepali Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location.

This how-to guide is 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 Nepal

Can the mobile phone be used in Nepal?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Nepali power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your mobile phone the best travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Nepali use (types D, C and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. 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 power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient 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 when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal 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 visiting Nepal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Nepal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Nepal?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [2] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord 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 (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Nepali 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Nepali power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your mobile phone using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the 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 is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Nepali power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger to power your mobile phone from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [7], looks like three large circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the 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 M power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepali Wiki page
  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, estimated cost 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 cost between $5 to $10.
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  6. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under $15.