Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Liberia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, how to power the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type B power charger and how to power the iPhone 4S using a Type C USB plug

Liberian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . When you are planning a holiday to Liberia the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 4S by using their standard B, A,C, E or F type Liberian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Liberia from another country check that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Liberia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Liberia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Liberian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Liberia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of wall outlets (types B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Liberian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Liberia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Liberia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Liberia using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Liberia?

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a three pin Type B power adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S 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 4S from a Liberian power outlet

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S using a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [10]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 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 iPhone 4S is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberian 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters