Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Principe

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with a Prinicipe power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power charger and how to charge the iPhone using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when staying in Principe.If planning a trip to Principe the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Principe from another country ensure that your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Principe

Can you use the iPhone in Principe?

You can use the iPhone in Principe.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Principe?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone the best travel charger for Principe to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Principe (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Prinicipe trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Principe using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Principe. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Principe?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Prinicipe power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Prinicipe power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone from a Prinicipe power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Prinicipe power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Prinicipe power outlet

Charging the iPhone from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone from a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone using the Prinicipe power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Principe
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 C$20.
  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 at under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.