Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to The Republic of the Congo

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, how to power the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type E USB charger

Congo power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 4 . When you're planning a trip to The Republic of the Congo this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 4 by using their standard E, C or D type Congo 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to The Republic of the Congo from another region make sure that the iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Republic of the Congo

Can you use the iPhone 4 in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use the iPhone 4 in The Republic of the Congo by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets in The Republic of the Congo (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in The Republic of the Congo?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the 3 circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Congo power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include this cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - The Republic of the Congo 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters