How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Algeria

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with an Algerian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Algeria. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S when you are visiting Algeria by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Algeria from a different region please ensure the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Algeria

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Algeria.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Algeria?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

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 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria using 3 pin 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Algeria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Algerian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Algerian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of 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 Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Algerian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using an Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the 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 Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algerian entry on Wikipedia
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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 (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).