How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Oman

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Omani power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

Omani power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Oman. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their iPhone 4S when they're visiting Oman.If you are visiting Oman this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S using their Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Omanis use Type G wall outlets. When visiting Oman from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on taking a trip to places such as Muscat or Salalah we also recommend referring to the Omani Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Oman

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Oman?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Oman by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Omani trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Oman.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Oman?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from the Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Omani power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using an Omani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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