How to charge the iPhone 4 in Lesotho

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type M power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when staying in Lesotho by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type M Basotho wall supply. When you are visiting Lesotho from a different country check your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Lesotho

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Lesotho.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Lesotho or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Lesotho using type B American 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Basotho power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Basotho power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Basotho power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes in 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 USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Basotho 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 powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - wikipedia.org page about Lesotho
  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