Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Chad

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Chadian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger, powering the iPhone 4S using a Type D power adapter and recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type E USB charger

Chadian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.If planning a trip to Chad the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S by using their types D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Chad from another country make sure that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Chad

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Chad?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Chadian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Chad?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. 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 plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chad and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the 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 the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Chad?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Chadian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 4S with a Chadian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S 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] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the power 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Chadian power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Chadian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Chadian power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chadian 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/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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters