How to charge the iPhone in The Republic of the Congo

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone from a Congo power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger

Congo power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone in The Republic of the Congo. The following step-by-step instructions will show exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone when you're visiting The Republic of the Congo by using the standard Type E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from a different country check your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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Charging the iPhone in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPhone be used in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in The Republic of the Congo.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in The Republic of the Congo?

If travelling with more than your iPhone then the best international travel power adapter for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Congolese use three different types of plug sockets (E, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come 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 iPhone supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Republic of the Congo 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Republic of the Congo using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in The Republic of the Congo?

Powering the iPhone with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge the iPhone from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Congo power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Congo power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to power your iPhone from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Congo power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge the iPhone from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a Congo power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by two holes 19mm apart from each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - The Republic of the Congo Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters