How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Principe

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4 from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.The following simple guide will show you how to power the iPhone 4 when you're visiting Principe by using their F or C type Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Principe from a different country ensure the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Prinicipe city such as Santo António or Ilhéu Bom Bom we also suggest referring to the Principe Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Principe

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Principe?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Principe by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Principe?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Principe is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Prinicipians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Principe or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Principe we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Principe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Principe.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Principe?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4 from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Prinicipe power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. The round power outlet can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Principe 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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