Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Iceland

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 4 from an Iceland power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type F USB charger.

Iceland power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 in Iceland using their standard F or C type Iceland 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Icelanders. When travelling to Iceland from a different country please double check the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Iceland

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Iceland?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to an Iceland power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Iceland?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel adapter for Iceland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Icelanders use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iceland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Iceland using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Iceland?

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

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 4 from an Iceland power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Iceland power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Iceland power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4 from an Iceland power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Iceland power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iceland Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  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 (£10-£15 GBP / under 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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).