Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Bhutan

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet, charging the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type C power charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are visiting abroad.The following instructions shows you how to charge your iPhone 4S when staying in Bhutan using the standard G, C, D, F or M type Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Bhutan from a different region please double check your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Bhutan

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Bhutan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Bhutanese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Bhutan is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different types of wall outlets in Bhutan (G, C, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 4S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bhutan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bhutan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Bhutan?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. The power supply (known as the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type D power adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Bhutanese power outlet with a 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutanese country page on Wikipedia.org
  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