Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Gambia

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Gambian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G power adapter.

Gambian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. When you're planning a trip to Gambia these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Gambians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Gambia from another country check the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Gambia

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Gambia?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Gambian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Gambia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Gambian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gambia 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Gambia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Gambia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Gambian power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Gambian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using the Gambian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Gambian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Gambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - wikipedia web page about Gambia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters