How to charge the iPhone when staying in Ireland

How to connect an Irish power outlet to the iPhone

Irish power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone when they're going to Ireland.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone when you're travelling to Ireland by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, the Irish will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power supplies are different regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Ireland from another region check that your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to tourist destinations such as Dublin or Waterford refer to the Irish page on [1] for further information on visiting the area.

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 Ireland

Can the iPhone be used in Ireland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Ireland.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Ireland?

If travelling with more than your iPhone and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you’re not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ireland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Ireland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Ireland?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone from an Irish power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone using the Irish power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically supplied with the iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Irish power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB 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. Switch on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge. [AD]
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Irish power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Irish page on
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. - 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.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.