Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Togo

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you are visiting Togo.When you're planning a trip to Togo the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 4S by using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type Togolese plug outlet, the Togolese will use a Europlug for charging. Power sockets are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Togo from another region please double check your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Togo

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Togo?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Togolese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 4S 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 4S in Togo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Togolese power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a Togolese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S using the Togolese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Togolese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo - Togo country page on wikipedia
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).