Charging the iPhone 4S in Mozambique

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Mozambican power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type F power adapter, powering the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type C power plug and charging the iPhone 4S using a three pin Type M USB plug

Mozambican power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when you are visiting Mozambique using their standard Type F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources will vary from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Mozambique from another region please double check your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting a Mozambican destination such as Maputo or Nampula please read the wikipedia.org entry about Mozambique [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Mozambique

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Mozambique?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Mozambican power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Mozambique?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Mozambique (types F, C and M) 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 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. 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 4S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Mozambique we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

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 4S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful 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 Mozambique.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Mozambique?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Mozambican power outlet by using the 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Mozambican power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Mozambican power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cord 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. Switch on the Mozambican 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 is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Mozambican power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Mozambican power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three 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 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - wikipedia.org entry about Mozambique
  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