How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Comoros

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Comorian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Comorian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Comoros using their Type E or C Comorian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Comoros from another country please make sure that your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a destination like Moroni refer to the wikipedia.org page about Comoros [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Comoros

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Comoros?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Comoros by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Comoros?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4S or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Comoros is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets in Comoros (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 Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Comoros we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Comoros 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 Comoros.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Comoros?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Comorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply can be recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 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 Comorian 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.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Comorian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Comorian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Comorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Comorian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Comorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - wikipedia.org page about Comoros
  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