How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Bhutan

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4 using a Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Differing frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Bhutan. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you're travelling abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when you are visiting Bhutan by using the G, C, D, F or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Bhutan from another country please check that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Bhutan

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Bhutan?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Bhutanese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Bhutan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for Bhutan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different types of plug sockets that Bhutanese use (types G, C, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bhutan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bhutan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Bhutan?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power adapter 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug supply, also called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bhutanese power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - wikipedia.org page about Bhutan
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters