Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Central African power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type E power plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 abroad.When you're staying in The Central African Republic the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4 by using their types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Central African Republic from a different country please make sure your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Central African Republic

Can you use the iPhone 4 in The Central African Republic?

You can use the iPhone 4 in The Central African Republic.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Central Africans use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Central African Republic using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Central African Republic?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 from a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Central African 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 this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Central African power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Central African power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Wikipedia.org entry about The Central African Republic
  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