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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type D USB charger.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to assist people wanting to charge their iPhone 4S when they're going abroad.When you're staying in Zimbabwe this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 4S using the standard types G or D Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Zimbabweans will typically use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When you are travelling to Zimbabwe from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on staying in a destination like Harare please refer to the Zimbabwe Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Zimbabwe

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Zimbabwe?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Zimbabwe is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Zimbabweans use (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Zimbabwe trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

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 adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Zimbabwe using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 functionality 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 a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Zimbabwe?

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

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Zimbabwe power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains 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 Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using a Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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