Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Iraq

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Iraqi power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type G power charger and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a Type D USB plug

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. When you're going to travel to Iraq these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S using the types G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Iraq from a different country please double check your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Iraq

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Iraq?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to an Iraqi power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Iraqi trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Iraq using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Iraq?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Iraqi power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Iraqi power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Iraqi power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Iraqi power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Iraqi power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to power the iPhone 4S from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device).
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraqi 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/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