Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Niger

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter, powering the iPhone using a Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone using a 2 pin Type C power charger

Nigerien power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the iPhone when they are abroad.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone when you're visiting Niger using the standard D, A, B, C, E or F type Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Niger from a different country please check that your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

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Charging the iPhone in Niger

Can the iPhone be used in Niger?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Nigerien power outlet.

Niger

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Niger?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone the best international travel adapter for Niger to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six standards of wall outlets that Nigeriens use (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Niger we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Niger.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [16]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Nigerien power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit. Please be aware that power cables used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in Niger so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power the iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nigerien power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Nigerien power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Nigerien power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nigerien country Wiki page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, 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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  12. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  13. 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, between $10 to $15.
  14. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  15. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15.
  16. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.