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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Syrian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type L power adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type C USB plug and recharging the iPhone 4 using a two pin Type E USB adapter

Syrian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone 4 when you're travelling to Syria by using the E, C or L type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Syria from another country please ensure 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 110v check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Syria

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Syria?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Syria by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Syria?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Syria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different standards of wall outlets (E, C and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Syria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to Syria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Syria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Syria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Syrian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Syrian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Syrian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Syrian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from a Syrian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Syrian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type L USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. The hexagon shaped power outlet, technically known as a Type L power outlet [8], looks like three large circular holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note there are two variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - wikipedia.org entry about Syria
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters