How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Iraq

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 from an Iraqi power outlet using the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a Type D USB adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 4 when they're travelling abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when you are travelling to Iraq using their G, C or D type Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Iraq from another country please check that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that 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 overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Iraq

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Iraq?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to an Iraqi power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 the best travel charger for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Iraq (G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Iraqi trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iraq and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Iraq using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Iraq?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 4 from an Iraqi power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 4 from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 from an Iraqi power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using an Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Iraqi country Wikipedia 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, estimated price 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, priced between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  10. 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.