Charging the iPhone 3G in Senegal

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Senegalese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 3G using a Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type E power charger

Senegalese power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This step by step guide will show how to power your iPhone 3G when you're visiting Senegal using their standard types D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Senegal from a different country ensure that the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Senegal

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Senegalese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Senegal?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel charger for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Senegalese use four different standards of plug sockets (types D, C, E and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred 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 foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Senegal and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Senegal?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 3G with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G 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 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type K USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from 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] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [10], looks like 3 holes forming a triangle configuration and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Senegal
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  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 cost £10-£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, £5-£10.
  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, estimated cost £20-£25.
  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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  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, costing under £10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.