Charging the iPhone when visiting Namibia

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone from a Namibian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone using a three pinned Type M power plug.

Namibian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone . This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.When visiting Namibia the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone using their standard Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Namibia from a different country ensure the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Namibia

Can you use the iPhone in Namibia?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Namibia?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Namibia we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 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. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Namibia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Namibia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Namibia?

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone from a Namibian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from the Namibian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Namibian 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 mobile is recharging and takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Namibian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [6], looks like three large holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Namibia
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs under $15 USD (£20-£25 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).