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

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

Ugandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. If you are planning a vacation to Uganda this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Ugandans using a 13 amp plug for charging. You'll discover power will change depending on which region you are visiting so please read the Africa page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Uganda from a different country make sure that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Uganda

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Uganda?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Uganda by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best international travel charger for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Uganda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Uganda?

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Ugandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Ugandan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - wikipedia.org entry about Uganda
  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