How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in Guinea

A guide on how to power your iPhone from a Guinean power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone using a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger

Guinean power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPhone when abroad.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone when you're in Guinea by using the standard Type F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Guinea from another country please ensure the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

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 you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Guinea

Can the iPhone be used in Guinea?

You can connect the iPhone to a Guinean power outlet.

Guinea

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best international travel power adapter for Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets in Guinea (F, C and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from 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 only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Guinean power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Guinean power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB charger to power your iPhone from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPhone from a Guinean power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone using a Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the Guinean power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type K power outlet [8], looks like three large holes forming an upside-down triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Guinea Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - 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.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, under $20.
  8. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, estimated price under $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.