Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Namibia

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Namibian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type D power charger and how to power the iPhone 4 using a Type M USB charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 4 abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your iPhone 4 when travelling to Namibia using the standard D or M type Namibian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Namibia from a different region ensure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a destination like Windhoek or Rundu we recommend reading the wikipedia.org web page about Namibia [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Namibia

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Namibia?

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

Namibia

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Namibia?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Namibia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Namibian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Namibia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Namibia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Namibia?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Namibian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type M power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three large holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then 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. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Namibian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Namibia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).