Charging the iPhone 4S in Botswana

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Botswana power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type M power adapter

Botswana power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 4S when they are staying in Botswana.If you're staying in Botswana these instructions show how to power your iPhone 4S by using the G, D or M type Botswana 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Botswana from a different region please make sure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Botswana

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Botswana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Botswana power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Botswanans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana 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 America visiting Botswana.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Botswana?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Botswana power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S using the Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Botswana power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Botswana power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from a Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Learn how to power the iPhone 4S with a Botswana power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana Wikipedia web 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, priced under $15 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).