How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Mongolia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Mongolian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type E power plug.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4S in Mongolia. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 4S when they are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPhone 4S when travelling to Mongolia by using the standard types E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies differ regionally so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Mongolia from another country please make sure that your iPhone 4S can be used with 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 being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Mongolia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Mongolia?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel charger for Mongolia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Mongolia (types 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 can handle from 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 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 power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Mongolia. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

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 those 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 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 Mongolia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Mongolia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico 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 at almost half the 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 Mongolia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Mongolia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Mongolian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using a Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mongolian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power 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 Mongolian 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 4S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Mongolian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Mongolian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Mongolian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into 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 Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia - wikipedia.org page about Mongolia
  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
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters