How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Cote d Ivoire

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone with an Ivorian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a two pin Type E USB charger.

Ivorian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you are going to Cote d Ivoire.This page is a guide showing you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone in Cote d Ivoire using their standard types E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power sockets will change regionally so please read the Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Cote d Ivoire from a different region please ensure your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that 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.

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

Charging the iPhone in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPhone be used in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Cote d Ivoire by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Cote d Ivoire?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best international travel charger for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Cote d Ivoire using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Cote d Ivoire?

Charging the iPhone from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone with an Ivorian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the Ivorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Ivorian power outlet. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger 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 Ivorian 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 between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Ivorian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type E power adapter to charge the iPhone from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using an Ivorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Cote d Ivoire
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 £5-£10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.