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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Guinean power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger, how to charge the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type F USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type K power plug

Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4S in Guinea. When you're travelling to Guinea this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S using their Type F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Guinea from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Guineans use (types F, C and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guinea. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, 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 useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and 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 Guinea.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Guinean power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Guinean power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Guinean power outlet with an Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter to power your iPhone 4S from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 large holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea country 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters