How to charge the iPhone 4 in Libya

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Libyan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone 4 in Libya by using the standard types D, C, F or L Libyan 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Libya from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPhone 4 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power supply instead of 110 volts. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Libya

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Libya?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Libya.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Libya?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 4 the best travel charger for Libya is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of power outlets in Libya (types D, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Libya 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Libya using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Libya?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Libyan power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Libyan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Libyan power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Libyan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally included with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 4 from a Libyan power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from a Libyan power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 holes in a line. Please note there are two different types of Type L plug outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Libya country page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters