Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Swaziland

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPhone 4S

Swazi power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you're in staying in Swaziland.The following simple instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when you're visiting Swaziland using the standard 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi wall outlet. If travelling to Swaziland from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Swaziland

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Swaziland?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Swazi power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S or visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Swaziland is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Swaziland using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Swaziland.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Swaziland?

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

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type M USB adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Swazi power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Swazi power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Swazi power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type M power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swazi 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters