Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Oman

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with an Omani power outlet and charging the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type C power adapter.

Omani power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 4 . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 4 when visiting abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your iPhone 4 when staying in Oman using the standard G or C type Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets are used by a majority of Omanis. When travelling to Oman from a different country ensure that your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Oman

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Oman?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Oman?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Oman (G and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Omani trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Oman 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Oman?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with an Omani power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Omani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 4.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Omani power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Omani power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from an Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Then 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an Omani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Omani country Wiki page
  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, estimated price C$10-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 C$10-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, estimated price 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, under C$20.