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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Yemeni power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4 using a Type G power plug and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type A power plug

Yemeni power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page contains a step-by-step guide which shows exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when you are visiting Yemen by using the standard Type G, A or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Yemen from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Yemen

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Yemen?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Yemen?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best international travel charger for Yemen is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different types of plug sockets (G, A and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wanting 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 when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Yemen 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Yemen using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Yemen?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 using a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other. Be aware power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect 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. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from a Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemeni 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/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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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