Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Nigeria

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Nigerian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type D power charger.

Nigerian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 4S when they are travelling to Nigeria.When you are planning a vacation to Nigeria these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4S by using their types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Nigeria from another region ensure the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Nigerian city like Lagos refer to the Nigerian country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Nigeria

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Nigeria?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Nigeria.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Nigeria?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 4S the best international travel charger for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Nigerians use (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Nigerian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nigeria 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 compact option 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Nigeria?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger 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. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

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

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigerian country entry on wikipedia
  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