Charging the iPhone 4S when visiting Romania

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Romanian power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB plug.

Romanian power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the iPhone 4S when you're visiting Romania using the standard F or C type Romanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Romania from another country ensure your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Romania

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Romania?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Romania by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Romania?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best international travel charger for Romania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Romanians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Romanian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Romania.
  • 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Romania.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Romania?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Romanian power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 4S using the Romanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Romanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania - wikipedia entry about Romania
  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