How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Niger

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Niger. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 4 when going to Niger.When you're visiting Niger the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4 using their Type D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Niger from another country please ensure 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 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Niger

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Niger?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Niger.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Niger is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are six standards of wall outlets in Niger (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Niger using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Niger?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type A 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Note power cables with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Niger so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Nigerien 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 powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin. Please be aware power cables with type B outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Niger so please check first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This sunken round wall supply (called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [12]) can be identified by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Nigerien 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 powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Wikipedia entry about Niger
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters