Charging the iPhone 4 in Indonesia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Indonesian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger, powering the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type G USB plug and how to power the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type C power plug

Indonesian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. If travelling to Indonesia these instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 using the standard G, C or F type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Indonesians. If travelling to Indonesia from a different region make sure that the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Indonesia

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Indonesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to an Indonesian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Indonesia?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Indonesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indonesians use three different standards of power outlets (G, C and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Indonesian power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4 using an Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 4).
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Indonesian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from an Indonesian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4 using an Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 4).
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Indonesian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Indonesian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesia 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/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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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