Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Kenya

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 4S when staying abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the iPhone 4S when you are visiting Kenya using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G Kenyan power outlet, with the Kenyans using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If visiting Kenya from a different country please check the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a tourist destination like Nairobi or Mombasa please refer to the Kenyan Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Kenya

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Kenya?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Kenyan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Kenya?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Kenya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Kenyan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Kenya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Kenyan power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Kenyan power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Kenyan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya - Kenyan Wikipedia web 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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