How to charge the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Bahrain

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Bahraini power outlet.

Bahraini power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you are visiting Bahrain.If visiting Bahrain these instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Bahrainis using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Bahrain from a different region make sure the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Bahrain

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Bahrain?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Bahrain by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Bahrain?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Bahrain is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Bahraini trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB 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 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are 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 North America going to Bahrain using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 flexible 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 Bahrain.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bahraini power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 4 from a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Bahraini power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bahraini power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters