Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Sweden

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Swedish power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Swedish power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when they're travelling to Sweden.If visiting Sweden these instructions show powering the iPhone 4 by using their standard F or C type Swedish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Swedes will use the Type F plug outlets. If you are visiting Sweden from another country ensure that your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Sweden

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Sweden?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Sweden?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel power adapter for Sweden is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Swedes use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sweden and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Sweden using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Sweden?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Swedish power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 using the Swedish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Swedish power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Swedish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Swedish 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 iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Swedish power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Wikipedia.org web page about Sweden
  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