Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Turkey

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power charger to charge your iPhone 4 with a Turkish power outlet and how to power the iPhone 4 using a Type F USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

If packing for a trip to Turkey it can often be useful to know if you can power your devices at your hotel. Without knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 4. Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 4 . If planning a trip to Turkey these instructions show powering the iPhone 4 by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Turks typically use Type F plugs in their plug outlets. Most power will differ depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Turkey from another region ensure that your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination like Istanbul we also suggest reading the Turkey entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Turkey

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Turkey?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Turkey?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4 then the best international travel adapter for Turkey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Turkish trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkey using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Turkey?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 4 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Turkish power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using the Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkey entry 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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