Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Austria

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Austrian power outlet and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type F USB plug.

Austrian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the iPhone 4 when you're travelling to Austria using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Austrians will use the Type F power outlets. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Austria from a different region make sure your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay somewhere such as Vienna or Graz read the Austria Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Austria

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Austria?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Austria by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Austria?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 the best international travel adapter for Austria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Austria (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Austria using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Austria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Austrian power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Austrian 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 typically supply the cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Austrian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with an Austrian power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from an Austrian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Austrian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Austria Wiki 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, priced around $10.
  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, costs under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.