How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Bangladesh

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G power charger, recharging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Bangladeshi power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you are going to travel to Bangladesh these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4S using their G, C, D or K type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies vary regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Bangladesh from another country please ensure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Bangladesh

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Bangladesh?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Bangladesh?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Bangladesh is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Bangladesh (types G, C, D and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Bangladesh. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bangladesh 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Bangladesh 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. This 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 just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Bangladesh?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. The power supply can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type K power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in an upside-down triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Bangladeshi Wiki 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters