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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Monacan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB charger, how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Monacan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when Monaco.When going to Monaco this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S using their types D, C, E or F Monacan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Monegasques will typically use the Type D sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Monaco from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Monaco

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Monaco?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Monaco by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Monaco is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Monacans use (types D, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 or unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Monaco?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Monacan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Monacan 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power 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 Monacan 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 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 Monacan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Monacan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Monacan power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable 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. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Monacan power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Monacan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco - Monaco Wikipedia web 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters