How to charge the iPhone 4S in Lebanon

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger, charging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Lebanese power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 4S when they're visiting Lebanon.If you are staying in Lebanon the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4S using their Type G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Lebanese. You will find that most power sockets will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Lebanon from another country please ensure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Lebanon

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Lebanon?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Lebanese use five different types of plug sockets (G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports 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 power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Lebanese trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight 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 space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 America visiting Lebanon.
  • 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Lebanon?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 4S from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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 Lebanese 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 mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other. Please be aware power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord 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. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically already included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [8]) can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the long earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord 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 Lebanese 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 and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  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 Apple 30 pin USB cord 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. Switch on the Lebanese 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 powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type D power outlet [12]) 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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 mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - wikipedia.org page about Lebanon
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters