Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Guinea

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Guinean power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type F USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 4 using a Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a Type K USB plug

Guinean power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 4 when they're travelling to Guinea.When you are visiting Guinea the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4 by using the types F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Guinea from a different country ensure that your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Guinea?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Guinea.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel power adapter for Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guineans use three different standards of power outlets (types F, C and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Guinea using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Guinea?

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

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 4 with a Guinean power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes.
  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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Guinean power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Guinean power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Guinean power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 using the Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three large holes in a triangular configuration with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Guinean power outlet

See also

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