How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Cambodia

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type C power plug

Cambodian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prevent people having to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 4 when they are visiting Cambodia.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone 4 in Cambodia by using the G, A or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Cambodia from a different country ensure that the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a city such as Phnom Penh please read the Wikipedia page about Cambodia [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Cambodia

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Cambodia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Cambodia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Cambodia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best international travel charger for Cambodia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different standards of plug sockets (G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, 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 can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Cambodia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from the Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger to charge the iPhone 4 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit. Be aware power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Wikipedia page about Cambodia
  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, estimated cost under 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, under C$15.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, C$15-C$20.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.