How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

How to connect a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to the iPhone 4

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're in Guinea-Bissau.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your iPhone 4 when you're visiting Guinea-Bissau by using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean wall outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for wall outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different country make sure the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure 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 overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Guinea-Bissau by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing 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 for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Guinea-Bissau?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet can be identified by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau country entry on Wikipedia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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