How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in The Maldives

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger, how to charge the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type J USB adapter

Maldivian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPhone 4 when you're in Maldives by using the G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Maldivians will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Maldives from a different country ensure that the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Maldivian city such as Mal' or Addu City we also suggest referring to the Maldives country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Maldives

Can you use the iPhone 4 in The Maldives?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in The Maldives by using a power convertor.

The Maldives

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Maldives?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Maldives is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors 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 necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Maldives and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to The Maldives.
  • 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. This offers practically the same functionality 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 a more generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [14]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Maldives?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 4 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 4 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type J power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. First plug in the Type J USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically known as a Type J power outlet [8], looks like three holes in a flattened triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type K power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be identified by three large holes in an inverted triangle pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type L power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. This hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically called a Type L power outlet [12], looks like 3 adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L plug supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian 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 4 is charging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Maldives country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).