Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Belarus

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Belarus power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Belarus power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're in staying in Belarus.This step-by-step guide will show how to charge your iPhone 4 when travelling to Belarus using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Belarus from a different region ensure the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid 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 Belarus

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Belarus?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Belarus power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Belarus to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belarusians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Belarus 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Belarus?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Belarus power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Belarus power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Belarus power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Belarus power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Belarus power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belarus Wikipedia web page
  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, costing under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at 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 cost under C$20.