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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 4S with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type F USB charger.

Bulgarian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly how to charge your iPhone 4S when you're visiting Bulgaria by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Bulgaria from another country please ensure your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a destination like Sofia refer to the wikipedia.org page about Bulgaria [1] for further details prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Bulgaria

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Bulgaria?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Bulgarian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Bulgaria is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Bulgarians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 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 visiting Bulgaria using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Bulgaria?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Bulgarian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into 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. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bulgarian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Bulgarian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Bulgarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Bulgarian power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin 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. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria - wikipedia.org page about Bulgaria
  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