Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Togo

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 3G with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.If staying in Togo this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 3G by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Togolese plug outlet, the Togolese will use a Europlug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Togo from another country ensure that your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Togo

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Togo?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Togo to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Togo 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Togo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Togo?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Togolese power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Togolese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G using the Togolese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Togolese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Togolese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Togo
  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, £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, priced around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under £15.