Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Kuwait

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type C USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 4S . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you're going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 4S in Kuwait using the Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which country you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Kuwait from a different country please check the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Kuwait City we recommend reading the Kuwaiti country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Kuwait

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Kuwait?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Kuwaiti power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Kuwait?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Kuwaitis use (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Kuwait we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kuwait.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Kuwait?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Kuwaiti power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwaiti country entry on wikipedia
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters