Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Namibia

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Namibian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when staying abroad.When you are staying in Namibia these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S by using their standard Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Namibia from another country ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Namibia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Namibia?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Namibia.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Namibian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Namibia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Namibia?

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Namibian 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 mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Namibian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Namibian power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using 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] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the Namibian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type M power outlet [6]) looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibian Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters