How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Nigeria

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Nigerian power outlet and charging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Nigeria these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using their Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Nigeria from a different country make sure that the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to stay at a Nigerian place such as Lagos or Ibadan we suggest referring to the Nigeria Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Nigeria

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Nigeria?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Nigerian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Nigeria?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best international travel power adapter for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Nigerians use (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Nigeria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerian power outlet

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Nigerian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Nigerian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots containing shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from the Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigeria Wikipedia web 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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