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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 from an Eritrean power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type L USB charger.

Eritrean power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 4 abroad.When going to Eritrea this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 using their Type L or C Eritrean 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Eritrea from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Eritrea

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Eritrea?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to an Eritrean power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Eritrea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Eritreans use (types L and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable 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 back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Eritrea using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Eritrea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Eritrean power outlet

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

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from an Eritrean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Eritrean power outlet. The power supply is recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains 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 Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Eritrean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type L USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using an Eritrean power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the Eritrean power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 adjecent holes forming a line. There are two variations of Type L plug outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord 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 Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Eritrean 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 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, costing between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.