Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Djibouti

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a two pin Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 4 using a Type E power adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting Djibouti these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 by using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Djibouti from another country double check the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Djibouti

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Djibouti?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Djiboutian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Djibouti?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Djibouti is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Djibouti (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Djibouti and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Djibouti using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Djibouti?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a two pin Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using the Djiboutian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Djiboutian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - Djibouti country wikipedia 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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