Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Turkey

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Turkish power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your vital electrical devices such as mobiles and cameras when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Turkey you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you need to recharge which could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 4S. Different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. When you are visiting Turkey the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4S by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type F plug outlets are typically used by most Turks. When travelling to Turkey from a different region ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that 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 that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Turkey

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Turkey?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Turkey.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S the best travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Turkey (F and C) 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 pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Turkish trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Turkey we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkey 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico 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 at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Turkey?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Turkish power outlet

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

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S from a Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkish power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB 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 Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Turkish power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Turkish power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Turkish power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S using the Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  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 Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish country Wiki 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/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