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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with an Israeli power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type M power adapter, recharging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type C power plug and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type H power charger

Israeli power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone 4S when you're travelling to Israel by using the M, C or H type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type H wall outlets will be used by most Israelis. When you are visiting Israel from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 220v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check 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. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Israel

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Israel by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Israelis use three different standards of power outlets (M, C and H) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters 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 luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those 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 can be 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 Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Israel?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 4S from an Israeli power outlet using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using an Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit. Type C power outlets in Israel are less common, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then 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. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type H power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 thin slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. The more modern type H power supplies have rounded holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs that are compatible with over 130 other countries. These are the most common sockets found in Israel.
  3. Plug in 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the 3 holes forming a triangular pattern. Type M plug outlets in Israel aren't as commonplace. 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. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://new.goisrael.com/ - Go Israel
  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, costs under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).