How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Andorra

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4 with an Andorran power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Andorran power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. If you are visiting Andorra this page contains instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Andorrans. When you are visiting Andorra from a different country double check your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Andorra

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Andorra?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Andorra.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Andorra?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best international travel power adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Andorra (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Andorra. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Andorra 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 Andorra.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Andorra.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Andorra?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Andorran power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Andorran 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 roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Andorran power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 using an Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the power 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. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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