Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Uganda

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPhone from a Ugandan power outlet.

Ugandan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to 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 in Uganda. This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you how to power your iPhone when travelling to Uganda by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Ugandans will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are travelling to Uganda from a different region please check the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging.

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 a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Uganda

Can the iPhone be used in Uganda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Ugandan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone the best travel charger for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

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

  • 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 Uganda using 3 pin 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 only 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 Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Ugandan power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPhone from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from a Ugandan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Uganda entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, under C$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, priced C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.