Charging the iPhone 4S in Ireland

How to connect an Irish power outlet to the iPhone 4S

Irish power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Ireland it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge any important devices like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is being used in Ireland you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 4S when they're abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S in Ireland by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Irish plug outlet, the Irish will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When you are travelling to Ireland from another country please check your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Ireland

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Ireland?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel power adapter for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Irish trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ireland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ireland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Ireland?

Charging the iPhone 4S from an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4S with an Irish power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from an Irish power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Irish power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland - Irish 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters