Charging the iPhone 4S when visiting Qatar

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Qatari power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type D power adapter.

Qatari power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 4S when they are staying abroad.When you're visiting Qatar this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S by using the G or D type Qatari 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Qataris will use Type G plug outlets. If visiting Qatar from a different country ensure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting a destination such as Doha we recommend reading the Qatar Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Qatar

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Qatar?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Qatar?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Qatar is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Qatar (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Qatar using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Qatar?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Qatari power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using the Qatari power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Qatari power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable with a three pin Type D USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a Qatari power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a Qatari power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Qatari power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Qatari power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatar Wikipedia web 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters