Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Cameroon

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 4 using a Type E USB plug.

Cameroonian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when travelling to Cameroon using the Type E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Cameroon from a different country please check the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Cameroon

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Cameroon?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Cameroon by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Cameroon?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Cameroon (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Cameroon we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Cameroon using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Cameroon?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 4 with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Cameroonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

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