Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in East Timor

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with an East Timor power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger, recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type E power adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type F power adapter

East Timor power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when you are visiting East Timor by using their standard Type E, C, F or I 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power sources will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When visiting East Timor from another country make sure the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Dili or Dare we recommend reading the East Timor wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in East Timor

Can you use the iPhone 4 in East Timor?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to an East Timor power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4 the best international travel charger for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four standards of plug sockets in East Timor (types E, C, F and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your East Timor trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to East Timor.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in East Timor?

Powering the iPhone 4 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with an East Timor power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using the East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the East Timor power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an East Timor power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the East Timor power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 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. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an East Timor power outlet

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using an East Timor power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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