How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in The United Arab Emirates

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type G power plug and powering the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 4S when going abroad.When visiting The United Arab Emirates the following instructions show powering your iPhone 4S using their Type G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Emiratis will typically use the Type G wall outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another region please make sure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check 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. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPhone 4S be used in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use the iPhone 4S in The United Arab Emirates.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to The United Arab Emirates or occupying additional power outlets. By 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The United Arab Emirates.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 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 The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in The United Arab Emirates?

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  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 United Arab Emirates 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 mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 4S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 United Arab Emirates 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 and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] 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 D USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find 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 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - United Arab Emirates 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters