How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to the iPhone 4

Ugandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4 in Uganda. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 4 abroad.If you are staying in Uganda the following instructions show powering your iPhone 4 by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ugandan wall outlet, with the Ugandans using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Uganda from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Uganda

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Uganda?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Uganda.

Uganda

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Uganda?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of 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 and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Uganda.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Uganda?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 from a Ugandan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ugandan power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uganda country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.