How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger and powering the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone when going to Equatorial Guinea.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone when you're travelling to Equatorial Guinea by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Equatorial Guinea from another country please ensure that the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

This page details the iPhone 1st 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 you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Equatorial Guinea

Can the iPhone be used in Equatorial Guinea?

You can connect the iPhone to an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best international travel charger for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Equatoguineans use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Equatorial Guinean trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. 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 overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Equatorial Guinea 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Equatorial Guinea using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Equatorial Guinea. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to power your iPhone from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinea Wikipedia web page
  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, priced at under $15 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, priced at around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).