How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Central African power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type E USB plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.When going to The Central African Republic this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S using their types E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to The Central African Republic from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) 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 The Central African Republic

Can you use the iPhone 4S in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in The Central African Republic by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in The Central African Republic (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Central African Republic 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic using 3 pinned type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in The Central African Republic?

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Central African power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Central African power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Central African power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains charger 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African Wikipedia 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters