Charging the iPhone 4S in Hungary

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Hungarian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type F power plug.

Hungarian power outlet

Different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are visiting Hungary.When visiting Hungary this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 4S by using the F or C type Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Hungary from another country double check the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Hungary

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Hungary?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Hungarian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Hungary?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Hungary (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hungary 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Hungary.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Hungary.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Hungary?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Hungarian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using a Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Hungarian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Hungarian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Hungarian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a Hungarian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary - Hungarian country 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/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