How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Latvia

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Latvian power outlet and charging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

Latvian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Latvia. If you are going to travel to Latvia these instructions show powering your iPhone 4S using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Latvia from a different region double check your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Latvia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Latvia?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Latvian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Latvia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel charger for Latvia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets that Letts use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers 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 on your trip to Latvia. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 going to Latvia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Latvia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Latvia?

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

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Latvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Latvian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S 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 C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Latvian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Latvian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S using a Latvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Latvian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with 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 Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia - Latvian page on wikipedia.org
  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