How to charge the iPhone 4S in Belarus

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Belarus power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a Type F power plug.

Belarus power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you are travelling abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone 4S in Belarus by using the standard types F or C Belarus 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Belarus from a different region please make sure the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure 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 powering up. If you intend to stay at a Belarus destination like Minsk we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Belarus [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Belarus

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Belarus?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Belarus.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Belarus (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 visiting Belarus.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Belarus?

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Belarus power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  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 Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Belarus power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Belarus power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S using the Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belarus power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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 Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarus - wikipedia.org page about Belarus
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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