How to charge the iPhone when staying in Israel

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone from an Israeli power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone using a two pin Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Israeli power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone in Israel. This page has instructions which shows exactly how to charge your iPhone when you are travelling to Israel by using the standard types M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Israelis use Type H sockets in their power outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Israel from another region please make sure that your iPhone can be used with a 220v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Israel

Can the iPhone be used in Israel?

You can connect the iPhone to an Israeli power outlet by using a power convertor.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Israel?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in Israel (types M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Israel. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to 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 smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Israel.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Israel. [10]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Israel?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into. Type C electrical sockets in Israel might not be as common, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a Type H power charger to power your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type H power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three slots pointing inward in a triangle configuration. The more modern type H plug outlets also have rounded holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs that can be found in 139 other countries. These are the most commonly used sockets in Israel.
  3. Then 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Israeli 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 one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone from an Israeli power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [8], can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration. Please note that Type M plug outlets aren't as commonplace in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).