How to charge the iPhone 4 when visiting Kuwait

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type C power adapter.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 4 when abroad.When visiting Kuwait this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4 by using the G or C type Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Kuwait from another country please check your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Kuwait

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Kuwait?

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

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kuwaitis use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kuwait 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 going to Kuwait.
  • 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 Kuwait. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Kuwait?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 using a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into 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 Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Kuwait
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at under C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$15.