Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Algeria

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 4 from an Algerian power outlet and powering the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. The following step-by-step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4 when you're visiting Algeria using the standard F or C type Algerian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Algeria from a different region ensure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on visiting an Algerian place such as Algiers refer to the Wikipedia web page about Algeria [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Algeria

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Algeria?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to an Algerian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Algeria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Algeria (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Algeria 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Algeria.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Algeria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Algerian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 4 with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Algerian power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type F power adapter to power your iPhone 4 with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using an Algerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Wikipedia web page about Algeria
  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.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at 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, under $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.