How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Burundi

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

Burundian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Burundi. When you're going to travel to Burundi the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4 using their standard types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Burundi from another region double check your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased 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 power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Burundian destination like Bujumbura we suggest referring to the Burundian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Burundi

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Burundi?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Burundian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Barundi use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving 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, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

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 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi 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 North America going to Burundi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 Burundi.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Burundi?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from the Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the Burundian 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 mobile is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Burundian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes along with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord 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. Switch on the Burundian 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 mobile is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters