Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Armenia

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Armenian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 4S . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 4S when staying abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show you what you'll need to charge your iPhone 4S when staying in Armenia by using their standard F or C type Armenian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Armenia from another region check that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your 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 being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to an Armenian city like Yerevan read the Armenia Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Armenia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Armenia?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Armenians use two different standards of wall outlets (types 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 will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Armenian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Armenia 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 for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Armenia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Armenia?

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

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Armenian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from an Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], 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 Armenian 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 one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Armenian power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S from an Armenian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from an Armenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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 Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia - Armenia Wikipedia 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