Charging the iPhone 4S when visiting Pakistan

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Pakistani power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type D USB adapter, powering the iPhone 4S using a Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type C power charger

Pakistani power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. If visiting Pakistan these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S by using their standard G, C, D or M type Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Pakistan from another country ensure that your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Pakistan

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Pakistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Pakistani power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Pakistan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Pakistanis use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, C, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Pakistan we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those 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 useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Pakistan 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Pakistan?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani 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 4S is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Pakistani power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Pakistani power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type M power adapter to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [10], looks like 3 large holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - Pakistani country 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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