Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Iceland

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone from an Iceland power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Iceland power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the mobile phone abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your mobile phone when travelling to Iceland by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Icelanders normally use the Type F wall outlets. When travelling to Iceland from a different region ensure that your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Iceland

Can you use any mobile phone in Iceland?

You can connect any mobile phone to an Iceland power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Iceland?

If you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Icelanders use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iceland 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Iceland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Iceland?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone from an Iceland power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Iceland 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into 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 supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device 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 Iceland power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge any mobile phone from an Iceland power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the mobile phone using an Iceland power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug outlet, also known as the Type F power outlet [5] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iceland Wikipedia 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, under $10.
  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 around $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, estimated price under $15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.