Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to El Salvador

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to power any mobile phone with a Salvadoranf power outlet and recharging any mobile phone using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your mobile phone . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their mobile phone when travelling abroad.When you're visiting El Salvador these instructions show powering the mobile phone by using their standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the mobile phone charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting El Salvador from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in El Salvador

Can you use any mobile phone in El Salvador?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your mobile phone then the best international travel adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Salvadoransf use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. 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 travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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, 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 useful 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to El Salvador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in El Salvador?

Charging any mobile phone from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone using the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Salvadoranf 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 typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - El Salvador Wiki page
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $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, between $5 to $10.
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $5 to $10.
  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.