Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Togo

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when travelling to Togo.When you're planning a holiday to Togo this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 4 using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Togolese will use a Europlug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Togo from another country make sure your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Lomé read the Togolese country wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Togo

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Togo?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Togolese power outlet.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Togo?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Togo to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips 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 which cover both Togo 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Togo.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Togo?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Togolese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Togolese power outlet using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Togolese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Togolese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Togolese country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  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, estimated price under $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 between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.