Charging the iPhone 4 when visiting Tunisia

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Tunisian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 4 using a two pin Type E USB charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are travelling to Tunisia this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 4 by using the E or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Tunisians will normally use Type E wall outlets. If visiting Tunisia from a different country ensure the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the iPhone 4 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 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Tunisia

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Tunisia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Tunisian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Tunisia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best international travel charger for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Tunisians use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Tunisia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Tunisia?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Tunisian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Tunisian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Tunisian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Tunisian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Tunisian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from a Tunisian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. This circular plug outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Tunisia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.