How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Djibouti

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Djiboutian power outlet and charging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Djiboutian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4S in Djibouti. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their iPhone 4S when they're going to Djibouti.If you are visiting Djibouti these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 4S using their standard types E or C Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If you are travelling to Djibouti from a different country check your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on staying at a Djiboutian place such as Djibouti or Ali Sabieh refer to the wikipedia.org entry about Djibouti [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Djibouti

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Djibouti?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Djibouti by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Djibouti?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best international travel charger for Djibouti is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Djiboutians use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Djibouti. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 4S 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 travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

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 4S, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Djibouti 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 Djibouti using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Djibouti?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from the Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Djiboutian power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Djiboutian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Djiboutian power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Djiboutian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, also called the Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - wikipedia.org entry about Djibouti
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters