How to charge the iPhone in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPhone

Angolan power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone when staying abroad.This step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone when staying in Angola using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Angolans using Europlugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Angola from a different country please make sure your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Angola

Can the iPhone be used in Angola?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Angola.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Angola?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. 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 and convenient for charging your iPhone at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Angola and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Angola using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Angola?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone with an Angolan power outlet with the Apple 30-pin cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from an Angolan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the iPhone).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Angolan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Angola
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).