Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Sao Tome

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Sao Tome power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB charger.

Sao Tome power outlet

Differing voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 4S . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when staying abroad.If visiting Sao Tome this page has instructions showing charging the iPhone 4S by using their Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Sao Tome from a different region make sure your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Sao Tome

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Sao Tome?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Sao Tome power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Sao Tome?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best international travel charger for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Sao Tomean use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Sao Tome trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Sao Tome we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sao Tome and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Sao Tome.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Sao Tome?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sao Tome power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from a Sao Tome power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Sao Tome power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the USB 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 Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sao Tome power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sao Tome power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Sao Tome power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the USB 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 Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sao Tome power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Sao Tome 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