How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Senegal

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, powering the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type E power charger

Senegalese power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPhone 4S when travelling to Senegal by using the standard types D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Senegal from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a Senegalese destination like Dakar please read the wikipedia entry about Senegal [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Senegal

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Senegal?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Senegalese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Senegal (types D, C, E and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) 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 Senegal or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Senegal using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 Senegal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Senegal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Senegalese power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Senegalese power outlet you will need 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the charging 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then 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 Senegalese 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.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  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 Senegalese 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 and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Senegalese power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Senegalese power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type K power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in an inverted triangle configuration and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  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 Senegalese 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 and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - wikipedia entry about Senegal
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters