Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Iceland

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from an Iceland power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter.

Iceland power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Iceland it is useful to know if you'll be able to charge your important electronics when you get there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you are travelling to Iceland.If you're visiting Iceland the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the F or C type Iceland 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Icelanders will normally use Type F power outlets. You will find power supplies will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing countries. When you are travelling to Iceland from another country check that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Iceland

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Iceland?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to an Iceland power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Iceland is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets in Iceland (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Iceland using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Iceland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Iceland?

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

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with an Iceland power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using an Iceland power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging 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. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from an Iceland power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. This circular power supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  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. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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