Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Iran

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 with an Iranian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Iranian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4 . When you are travelling to Iran the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4 by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Iran from another region please check the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Iran

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Iran?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to an Iranian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Iran?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Iran is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Iranians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Iranian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iran. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Iran?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 with an Iranian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Iranian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power 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 Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Iranian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Iranian power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with an Iranian power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from an Iranian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The round plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Iranian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Iran
  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.
  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. 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, costing between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.