How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Senegal

A guide showing you how to charge your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter, powering the iPhone using a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a three pin Type D USB charger

Senegalese power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the iPhone when travelling to Senegal using their standard types D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Senegal from a different region please ensure that your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Senegal

Can the iPhone be used in Senegal?

You can use the iPhone in Senegal by using the correct power convertor.

Senegal

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Senegal?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best travel charger for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Senegalese use (D, C, E and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Senegal using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Senegal. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Senegal?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB power charger 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type D power adapter to charge your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone from the Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone using a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type K power adapter to charge the iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three large holes forming an inverted triangle pattern and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB charger 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Senegalese page on wikipedia
  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, priced at 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, estimated cost under C$15.
  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, around C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.