Charging the iPhone 4 in Mali

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Malian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Malian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . If visiting Mali this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 4 by using the E or C type Malian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Mali from a different region please make sure your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Mali

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Mali?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Mali?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Mali to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Mali (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mali.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Mali?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Malian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 using the Malian power outlet you'll need a Type C 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 C USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular 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 Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Malian power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Malian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Malian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. 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 Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Wikipedia.org entry about Mali
  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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-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, around $5 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costs between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).