How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Zimbabwe

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type D power plug.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 4 when going to Zimbabwe.If you are visiting Zimbabwe this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 using their Type G or D Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Zimbabweans. When you are visiting Zimbabwe from a different country please ensure 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) double check the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Zimbabwe

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Zimbabwe?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Zimbabwe by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Zimbabwe?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Zimbabwe is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Zimbabweans use two different standards of wall outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual 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 as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

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, however for those 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 Zimbabwe 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Zimbabwe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Zimbabwe?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using a Zimbabwe power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Zimbabwe power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the 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. Switch on the Zimbabwe 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 charging which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Zimbabwe power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power 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 Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Zimbabwe Wikipedia page
  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, costing 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, estimated price around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at under $15.
  8. 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.