How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Chad

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPhone 4 with a Chadian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger, recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type D USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Chad. When going to Chad this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 using their types D, C, E or F Chadian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Chad from a different country double check the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Chad

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Chad?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Chad?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Chad is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of plug sockets that Chadians use (types D, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Chad. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Chad using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 Chad.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Chad?

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

Learn how to power your iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from the Chadian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Chadian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins slide into, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad entry 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters