How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Cambodia

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Cambodian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type A power charger and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a Type C power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you are staying abroad.When going to Cambodia these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 4S using their Type G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions. If travelling to Cambodia from another country please make sure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 4S 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. If you plan on travelling to a Cambodian destination like Phnom Penh we also suggest referring to the Cambodian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Cambodia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Cambodia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Cambodia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Cambodians use (types G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for those also wishing 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 visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cambodia 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Cambodia?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Cambodian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Cambodian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Cambodian power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Cambodian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into. Please be aware power cables with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the power 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Cambodian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Cambodian 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 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodian Wikipedia page
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters