Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type D power charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When you're going to travel to Sierra Leone these instructions show powering the iPhone 4 by using the types G or D Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Sierra Leone from a different region please double check the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Sierra Leone

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Sierra Leone?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Sierra Leone.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Sierra Leone (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 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 Sierra Leone

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sierra Leone 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Sierra Leone using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Sierra Leone?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the mains 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Wikipedia.org entry about Sierra Leone
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters