How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in San Marino

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Sammarinese power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type L USB adapter, how to charge the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you're in San Marino.These instructions shows you exactly how to charge your iPhone 4S when you're visiting San Marino by using their F, C or L type Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting San Marino from another region please ensure your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in San Marino

Can you use the iPhone 4S in San Marino?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in San Marino by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in San Marino?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel adapter for San Marino to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets that Sammarinese use (types F, C and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Sammarinese trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel 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 without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both San Marino 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting San Marino.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting San Marino.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in San Marino?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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. Switch on the Sammarinese 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 phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Sammarinese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Sammarinese power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type L power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise this hexagon shaped power outlet by the 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L plug supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - Sammarinese entry 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters