How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Ghana

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPhone 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type D power plug.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Ghana. If you're visiting Ghana these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 4 using their Type G or D Ghanaian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources differ from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Ghana from a different country check your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent 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 Ghana

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Ghana?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Ghana?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Ghanaians use (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Ghana. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ghana using 3 pinned type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Ghana?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPhone 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4 using a Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ghanaian power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the power 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 Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into 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. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

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