Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Iran

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Iranian power outlet and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter.

Iranian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 4S . This guide was written to prevent people worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 4S abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the iPhone 4S in Iran using the Type F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Iran from a different country please double check the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it came from 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 power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Iran

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Iran?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Iran.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Iran?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Iran 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 Iran (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Iranian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iran and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Iran.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Iran?

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using the Iranian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. 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 Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using an Iranian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Iranian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iranian 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/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