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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type D USB adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPhone 4S when they're travelling abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating exactly how to power the iPhone 4S when you are travelling to Sierra Leone using their G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Sierra Leone from another country please check 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) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Sierra Leone

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Sierra Leone?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sierra Leoneans use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 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 faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Sierra Leone. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Sierra Leone.
  • 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 only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Sierra Leone?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power 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. Switch on the Sierra Leonean 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 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

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

Learn how to power your iPhone 4S from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 Sierra Leonean 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 and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leone 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/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. 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters