How to charge the iPhone 4 in Macau

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Macanese power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter, powering the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type D power plug and recharging the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type F power plug

Macanese power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you are visiting Macau.This simple guide tells you how to power your iPhone 4 when you are travelling to Macau by using their types G, D, F or M Macanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Macanese. When travelling you'll find power supplies are different depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Macau from another country please check your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Macau

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Macau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Macau.

Macau

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 the best travel power adapter for Macau is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macau 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 going to Macau 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Macau. [12]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Macau?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Macanese power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB mains 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 Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 4 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 4 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [8], can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Macanese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Macanese power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type M USB adapter to power your iPhone 4 with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called a Type M power outlet [10], looks like 3 large round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Macanese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Macau page on Wikipedia.org
  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, around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost under $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, under $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15.