Charging the mobile phone when visiting Ukraine

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Ukrainian power outlet and charging any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when staying in Ukraine.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the mobile phone when you're travelling to Ukraine using the standard F or C type Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Ukraine from another country make sure that the mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating 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 visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Ukraine

Can you use any mobile phone in Ukraine?

You can use any mobile phone in Ukraine by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your mobile phone the best international travel adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Ukrainians use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Ukrainian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Ukraine we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ukraine and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Ukraine using 3 pinned 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Ukraine?

Powering any mobile phone with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from the Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 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 bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Ukrainian 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 take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Ukrainian power outlet

A guide showing how to power any mobile phone from a Ukrainian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Ukrainian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 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 bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Ukrainian 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 take.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ukrainian country Wiki page
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  5. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing under $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.