Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Chad

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Chadian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter, charging the iPhone using a Type D power adapter and powering the iPhone using a Type E USB charger

Chadian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone . This page contains instructions demonstrating how to charge your iPhone when staying in Chad using the types D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Chad from a different region ensure your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as N'Djamena or Moundou please refer to the Chadian country page on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information.

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

Charging the iPhone in Chad

Can you use the iPhone in Chad?

You can use the iPhone in Chad.

Chad

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Chad?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Chadians use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Chad.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Chad. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Chad?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Chadian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with a Chadian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone using the Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Chadian power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type E power adapter to power the iPhone from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone from a Chadian power outlet by using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called a Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Chadian country page on Wikipedia
  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 between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).