How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Lesotho

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type M power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 4S when going abroad.If you are travelling to Lesotho this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4S using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type M power supply. You will discover power will change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the Africa page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Lesotho from a different country make sure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Lesotho

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Lesotho?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Lesotho by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to Lesotho or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Lesotho?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Basotho power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using the Basotho power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Basotho power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type M power outlet [3], looks like three large holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Basotho 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£4-£5 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).