Charging the iPhone 3GS when staying in Togo

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 3GS with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when you're in staying in Togo.If travelling to Togo the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Togolese wall outlet, the Togolese will use Europlugs for charging. If you are travelling to Togo from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Togo

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Togo?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Togolese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Togo?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Togo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Togo.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Togo.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Togo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Togolese power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Togolese power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from the Togolese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Togolese power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Togolese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo - Togolese country entry on wikipedia
  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, priced at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (under £4 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).