How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Belarus

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPhone from a Belarus power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone using a two pinned Type F USB plug.

Belarus power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone abroad.If you're going to Belarus this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPhone using their standard types F or C Belarus 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Belarus from another country please check that your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Belarus

Can the iPhone be used in Belarus?

You can use the iPhone in Belarus.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Belarus?

When travelling with more than your iPhone and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belarusians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here 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 Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belarus 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 going to Belarus.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Belarus?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Belarus power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using a Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPhone).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This power outlet can be identified by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Belarus 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 mobile is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Belarus power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge your iPhone from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using a Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPhone).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This recessed circular power supply (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Belarus
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, priced at under $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.