Charging the iPhone 4S when visiting Estonia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with an Estonian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB plug.

Estonian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. If visiting Estonia these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S by using their standard F or C type Estonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Estonia from another country make sure that the 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 device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Estonia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Estonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to an Estonian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Estonia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets that Estonians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Estonia 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 countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel 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 going to Estonia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Estonia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Estonia?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with an Estonian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from an Estonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Estonian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with an Estonian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from an Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia - Estonia Wiki 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