Charging the iPhone 4 in Madagascar

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger, charging the iPhone 4 using a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type D USB charger

Malagasy power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. If visiting Madagascar this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 4 by using the D, C, E, J or K type Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D power outlets will be typically used by most Malagasy. If the iPhone 4 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Madagascar from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Madagascar

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Madagascar?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 4 the best international travel charger for Madagascar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Malagasy use five different standards of power outlets (D, C, E, J and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Malagasy trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Madagascar using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Madagascar?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Malagasy power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. The round plug outlet, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Malagasy power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type J USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type J USB power adapter in the power supply. This flattened hexagon shaped wall supply (known as the Type J power outlet [10]) can be identified by the 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Malagasy power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Malagasy power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes in an upside-down triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Madagascar 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K 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