How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Mali

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Malian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type E power plug.

Malian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.If you're travelling to Mali the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4S using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Mali from another country please ensure the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Mali

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Mali?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Malian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Malians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Mali or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mali 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Mali.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Mali?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Malian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S from the Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Malian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into 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 Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Malian 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 Malian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Malian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes with a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Mali 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/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