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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with an Albanian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter.

Albanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page contains a useful guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 4S when you're travelling to Albania by using their F or C type Albanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Albania from another country check your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer 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 Albania

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Albania?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Albania?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Albania is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Albanians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a plane. Due to 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 phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Albania using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Albania?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with an Albanian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using an Albanian 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Albanian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 4S with an Albanian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S using an Albanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit, plus grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord 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 Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albania 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/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