Charging the iPhone 4 in Somalia

How to connect a Somali power outlet to the iPhone 4

Somali power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Somalia. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 4 when they are going to Somalia.The following simple instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 4 when you're visiting Somalia by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Somali power outlet, with the Somalians using Europlugs for wall outlets. If visiting Somalia from a different country ensure that the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Somalia

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Somalia?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Somalia?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

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

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Somalia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Somalia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Somalia?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 4 from a Somali power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Somali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Somalia Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters