How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Algeria

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPhone from an Algerian power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone using a Type F power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Algeria this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone using their Type F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Algeria from another country please make sure that your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure 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.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Algeria

Can the iPhone be used in Algeria?

You can connect the iPhone to an Algerian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Algeria?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Algeria is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) 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 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Algeria. Only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Algeria 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Algeria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from an Algerian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPhone from an Algerian power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using the Algerian 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 normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by 2 holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from an Algerian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Algerian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone from an Algerian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone from the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable with your iPhone).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Algerian power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (called a Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power adapter 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 Algerian 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 recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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, costing under $15.
  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.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15.