Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Ukraine

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 4 using a Type F power adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting Ukraine these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Ukraine from another country double check the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Ukraine

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Ukraine?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Ukrainian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4 the best international travel adapter for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Ukraine (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Ukrainian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Ukraine?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone 4).
  2. First 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 on the top and bottom.
  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 Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukraine country 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