How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Libya

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Libyan power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type D power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter

Libyan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPhone 4S abroad.When you're visiting Libya these instructions show how to power the iPhone 4S using their standard types D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Libya from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise 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 outlet and not 110 volts. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Libya

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Libya?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Libya by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Libya?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel power adapter for Libya is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Libyans use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Libyan trip. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Libya.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Libya?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Libyan power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Libyan power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from a Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the mains USB 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Libyan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply (sometimes known as a Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Libyan power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type L power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Libyan power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped power supply, sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [10], looks like three holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L power supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB power 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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