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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Nepali power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a Type C power plug and powering the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger

Nepali power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you're travelling abroad.If you're travelling to Nepal the following useful instructions show charging your iPhone 4S using the standard types D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If you are travelling to Nepal from a different country check your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Nepal

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Nepal?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Nepali power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets in Nepal (D, C and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below 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 Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nepal 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Nepal 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Nepal?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 Nepali 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 mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nepali power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Nepali power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nepali power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Nepali power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Nepali power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three large round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Nepali 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 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia web page about Nepal
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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