How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPhone 4S

Angolan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never been there before. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S in Angola by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for wall outlets. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Angola from a different country check your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Angola

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Angola?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to an Angolan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Angola?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Angola?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Angolan power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using an Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the power 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 Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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