Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Armenia

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 4 from an Armenian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Armenian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 4 when you are visiting Armenia using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Armenia from a different country please make sure your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on visiting an Armenian city such as Yerevan refer to the Armenian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Armenia

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Armenia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Armenia.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Armenia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Armenia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Armenia (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 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Armenian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Armenia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US 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 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 Armenia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Armenia?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 4 from an Armenian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using the Armenian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Armenian power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 Armenian 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 charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Armenian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with an Armenian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the Armenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the power 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. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Armenian Wikipedia web page
  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, costs 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 around $5.
  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, 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, around $15.