How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Gambia

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge your iPhone from a Gambian power outlet.

Gambian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. This page has useful instructions showing you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone in Gambia by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Gambians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Gambia from a different region please ensure that the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

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 the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Gambia

Can the iPhone be used in Gambia?

You can connect the iPhone to a Gambian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Gambia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Gambia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

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 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gambia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Gambia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Gambia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Gambian power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPhone with a Gambian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone using a Gambian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Gambian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in 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. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Gambian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Gambia
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).