How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 4S with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type E USB adapter.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you are visiting Equatorial Guinea this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S using their types E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Equatorial Guinea from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Equatorial Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Equatoguineans use (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come 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 included heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Equatorial Guinea. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these 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 supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Equatorial Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Equatorial Guinea?

Charging the iPhone 4S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (called a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea - Equatorial Guinea country 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters