How to charge the iPhone in The Central African Republic

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone with a Central African power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Central African power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone in The Central African Republic. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone when visiting The Central African Republic by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting The Central African Republic from another country please ensure that the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Central African destination like Bangui we also suggest referring to the The Central African Republic Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Central African Republic

Can the iPhone be used in The Central African Republic?

You can connect the iPhone to a Central African power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in The Central African Republic?

When travelling with more than your iPhone then the best international travel power adapter for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in The Central African Republic (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to The Central African Republic. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in The Central African Republic?

Powering the iPhone with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone with a Central African power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone using a Central African power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone from a Central African power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Central African power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / around C$10).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costing under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).