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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4S from an Andorran power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Andorran power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any vital devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you're there. But, by not knowing which power socket is used in Andorra you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. When going to Andorra this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 4S using the standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Andorrans. When travelling to Andorra from another country please check that your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend on travelling to destinations such as Andorra la Vella please read the Andorra Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Andorra

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Andorra?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Andorra.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Andorra is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Andorrans use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. 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 without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 counties 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Andorra using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 Andorra.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Andorran power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4S with an Andorran power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using an Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This plug outlet can be identified by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect 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 Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Andorran power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 4S from an Andorran power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using an Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  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 Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Andorran 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 Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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