Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Lebanon

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type A power charger, how to power the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type G power charger and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a Type B power adapter

Lebanese power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you can use your gadgets when you're there. However, by not knowing which power socket to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Lebanon. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge the iPhone 4 when travelling abroad.When you're staying in Lebanon the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4 using the G, A, B, C or D type Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Lebanese normally use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. If visiting Lebanon from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on visiting somewhere like Beirut or Aintoura read the Lebanese Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Lebanon

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Lebanon?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Lebanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 4 the best international travel charger for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of wall outlets in Lebanon (types G, A, B, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Lebanese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Lebanon we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lebanon 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Lebanon using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Lebanon?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. This plug supply (called the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two adjacent slots. Please note power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Then 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. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long ground pin. Note that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at 125 V should not be used in The Lebanon so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Lebanese power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to power the iPhone 4 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug supply (called the Type D power outlet [12]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lebanese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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 around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price around $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15.
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.