How to charge the iPhone in Guinea-Bissau

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPhone abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Guinea-Bissau the following instructions show how to power the iPhone by using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean plug outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use Europlugs for charging. When travelling to Guinea-Bissau from another country check that the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This page details the iPhone 1st 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 you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Guinea-Bissau

Can the iPhone be used in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Guinea-Bissau.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Bissau-Guinean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea-Bissau using 3 pinned type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Guinea-Bissau. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Guinea-Bissau?

Powering the iPhone with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable with the iPhone).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Guinea-Bissau
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, priced 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).