How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in East Timor

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from an East Timor power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type C power charger and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter

East Timor power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.If you're travelling to East Timor these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 4S by using the standard types E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting East Timor from a different country make sure that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a city such as Dili or Dare we also recommend reading the East Timor Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in East Timor

Can you use the iPhone 4S in East Timor?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in East Timor by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

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 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both East Timor and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting East Timor.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in East Timor?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S with an East Timor power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from an East Timor power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an East Timor power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with an East Timor power outlet with an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using an East Timor power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. This round wall supply (called a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the 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. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an East Timor power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with an East Timor power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 4S from the 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] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor Wikipedia web 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