How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Tunisia

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Tunisian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you're visiting abroad.This guide will show you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S in Tunisia by using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Tunisians use Type E sockets in their power outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Tunisia from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Tunisia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Tunisia?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Tunisian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Tunisia?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Tunisia (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tunisia or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] 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 Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Tunisia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Tunisia?

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Tunisian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from the Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type E power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other along with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - Tunisian 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).