Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Netherlands

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Dutch power outlet by using a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Dutch power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Netherlands the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 4S by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Dutch normally use the Type F wall outlets. You will find power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Netherlands from another country please check the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it 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 converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Netherlands

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Netherlands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Dutch power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dutch use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Netherlands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 Netherlands.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Netherlands?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Dutch power outlet by using a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S using the Dutch power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Dutch power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Dutch power outlet

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S from a Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Dutch power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Dutch power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Dutch 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/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