How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Burkina Faso

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a Type E power plug.

Burkinabe power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 4 when they're going abroad.If you're travelling to Burkina Faso the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4 using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Burkina Faso from a different region check that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Ouagadougou or Bobo-Dioulasso refer to the Burkinabe page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Burkina Faso

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Burkina Faso?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Burkinabe power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Burkina Faso?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Burkina Faso (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Burkina Faso or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up 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 be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting 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. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Burkina Faso using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Burkina Faso?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Burkinabe power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Burkinabe power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into 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 Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkinabe page on wikipedia.org
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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