Charging the iPhone 4 in Senegal

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger, charging the iPhone 4 using a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type D USB charger

Senegalese power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. If you're staying in Senegal the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4 using the standard Type D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies differ depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Senegal from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Senegal

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Senegalese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Senegal?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Senegalese use four different standards of plug sockets (types D, C, E and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Senegal 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Senegal?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the iPhone 4).
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. This sunken circular power supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Senegalese country Wiki 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters