How to charge the iPhone when staying in Comoros

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone from a Comorian power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Comorian power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPhone when visiting Comoros by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Comoros from a different region please ensure the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

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 the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Comoros

Can the iPhone be used in Comoros?

You can connect the iPhone to a Comorian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone then the best international travel charger for Comoros is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Comoros (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Comoros.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Comoros?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone from a Comorian power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using a Comorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Comorian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Comorian power outlet

Charging the iPhone from a Comorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone from a Comorian power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using a Comorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Comorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - wikipedia entry about Comoros
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters