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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 4 when they are visiting Angola.If you're planning a vacation to Angola this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Angolan plug outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for power outlets. When visiting Angola from another country please check that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying in a city such as Luanda please read the Angola country page on Wikipedia [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Angola

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Angola?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Angola by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Angola?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Angola is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Angola.
  • 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Angola?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Angolan power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from the Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - Angola country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.