Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Liberia

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Liberian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B power adapter, how to power the iPhone using a Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone using a two pinned Type C power adapter

Liberian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone in Liberia. This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone when they're staying in Liberia.This page is a useful guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone when you're travelling to Liberia using the standard B, A,C, E or F type Liberian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Liberia from a different country please make sure your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a place like Monrovia or Gbarnga we recommend reading the Liberian country page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

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

Charging the iPhone in Liberia

Can you use the iPhone in Liberia?

You can use the iPhone in Liberia.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Liberia?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different standards of plug sockets in Liberia (B, A,C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge 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. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Liberia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 Liberia. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Liberia?

Powering the iPhone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Liberian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Liberian 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.
Powering the iPhone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPhone from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone using the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Liberian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Liberian 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 roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Liberian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Liberian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Liberian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone from a Liberian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Liberian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from the Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the iPhone.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Liberian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liberian country page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  13. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  14. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).