Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Nigeria

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone with a Nigerian power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPhone using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPhone when you're travelling to Nigeria using the types G or D 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Nigeria from another country ensure that your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged 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 the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Nigeria

Can you use the iPhone in Nigeria?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Nigeria?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel charger for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nigerians use two different types of power outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for those 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable 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 Nigeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Nigeria?

Charging the iPhone from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone with a Nigerian power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G 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 G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D 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 D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian 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 phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nigeria Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15 USD (£20-£25 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).