Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Mozambique

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Mozambican power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger, recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type C power charger and how to power the iPhone 4 using a 3 pin Type M power adapter

Mozambican power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 4 when staying in Mozambique.When you are planning a holiday to Mozambique this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 4 by using their standard F, C or M type Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Mozambique from a different country please check the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Mozambican city like Maputo or Nampula we also suggest reading the Mozambique page on Wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Mozambique

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Mozambique?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Mozambique by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Mozambique?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Mozambicans use three different types of wall outlets (types F, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mozambique.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Mozambique.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Mozambique?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Mozambican power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Mozambican power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type M USB charger to charge your iPhone 4 with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Mozambique page on Wikipedia
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters