How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide shows how to power the iPhone 4S when staying in Guinea-Bissau using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using a Europlug for charging. When visiting Guinea-Bissau from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Guinea-Bissau

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Guinea-Bissau?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come 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 model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via 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 travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Guinea-Bissau?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using a Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Bissau-Guinean Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters