Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Eritrea

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 4S with an Eritrean power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type L power adapter.

Eritrean power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S abroad.When you're going to travel to Eritrea the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S by using their types L or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Eritrea from a different country ensure your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Eritrea

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Eritrea?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to an Eritrean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Eritrea?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel adapter for Eritrea is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Eritreans use two different types of power outlets (L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Eritrea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Eritrea?

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from an Eritrean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the power 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 Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Eritrean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from an Eritrean power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type L power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Plug the Type L USB power adapter into the power supply. The hexagon shaped plug supply, technically known as a Type L power outlet [6], can be identified by the 3 large circular holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground pins. There are two different variations of Type L wall outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea - Eritrean Wikipedia web 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, estimated price 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, estimated price under $15 USD (£30-£35 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).