Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Syria

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type L power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Syrian power outlet, how to power the iPhone 4S using a Type C USB plug and how to power the iPhone 4S using a Type E USB plug

Syrian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 4S abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you how to charge your iPhone 4S when travelling to Syria using the Type E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Syria from a different country please make sure that 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 110 volts check the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Syria

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Syria?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Syrian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Syria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Syrians use (types E, C and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Syrian trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Syria.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Syria?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from a Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Syrian power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type L power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the 3 large adjecent holes in a line. Note there are two variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syria Wikipedia 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/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