How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Madagascar

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type C power plug and charging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Malagasy power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Madagascar. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S when you're in Madagascar by using the standard types D, C, E, J or K Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Malagasy will typically use the Type D wall outlets. If the iPhone 4S doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Madagascar from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPhone 4S is a dual voltage device (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Madagascar

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Madagascar?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Malagasy power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Madagascar?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different standards of power outlets in Madagascar (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Madagascar or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Madagascar.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Madagascar?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from 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], Apple should typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular power outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type K power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called a Type K power outlet [12], can be recognised by the three large holes forming a triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - wikipedia.org entry about Madagascar
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).