How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Senegal

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type C power plug and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Senegalese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 3GS in Senegal. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 3GS abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPhone 3GS when staying in Senegal by using the standard types D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Senegal from another country please ensure the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Senegal

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Senegal?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Senegalese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Senegal?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Senegal (types D, C, E and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type 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 over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Senegal or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. 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 Senegal using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Senegal?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Senegalese power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese 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 taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese 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.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type K power charger to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type K power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three large holes forming a triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese 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 phone is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Senegal country Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters