Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Rwanda

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Rwandan power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a Type J USB adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're in travelling to Rwanda.If travelling to Rwanda these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 by using their types J or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Rwanda from another region ensure the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Rwanda

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Rwanda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Rwandan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Rwanda?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Rwanda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Rwandans use (types J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Rwandan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Rwanda?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Rwandan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Rwandan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type J USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Rwandan power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type J USB power adapter in the Rwandan power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwandan 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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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