How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Myanmar

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Myanmar power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger, powering the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Myanmar power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 4S when going abroad.This page contains a step-by-step guide showing you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S when you're travelling to Myanmar by using the standard types G, C, D or F Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Myanmar from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Yangon or Mandalay read the Myanmar Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Myanmar

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Myanmar?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Myanmar power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Myanmar?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Myanmar (types G, C, D and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. 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 luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Myanmar.
  • 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 and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Myanmar.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Myanmar?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Myanmar power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using a Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar - Myanmar Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters