Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Lesotho

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type M power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. If staying in Lesotho the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type wall outlet. Most power will differ depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Lesotho from a different country ensure your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Lesotho

Can the iPhone be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Basotho power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

Lesotho

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Lesotho?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone the best international travel charger for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Lesotho.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Basotho power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Basotho power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from a Basotho power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type M USB power adapter into the Basotho power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 3 large holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Lesotho
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).