How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Wales

How to connect a Welsh power outlet to the iPhone 4

Welsh power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 abroad.When you are visiting Wales these instructions show how to power the iPhone 4 using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Welsh power outlet, the Welsh will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for charging. If travelling to Wales from another region check your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Wales

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Wales?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Wales by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Wales?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Wales to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Wales?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from a Welsh power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Welsh power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia page about Wales
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters