How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Cape Verde

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4 when travelling to Cape Verde using their Type F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most Cape Verdeans. Power sources differ depending on which country you're taking a trip to so please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Cape Verde from a different country make sure the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Cape Verde

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Cape Verde by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Cape Verde?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cape Verde is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Cape Verdeans use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Cape Verdean trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cape Verde using 3 pin 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Cape Verde?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - wikipedia entry about Cape Verde
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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