How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Macedonia

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Macedonian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type F power charger.

Macedonian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Macedonia. This page is a simple guide which shows what you'll need to charge your iPhone 4 when you are in Macedonia by using the standard types F or C Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Macedonia from a different country double check your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Macedonian destination like Skopje please read the Macedonian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Macedonia

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Macedonia?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Macedonian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Macedonia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Macedonia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Macedonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Macedonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Macedonia?

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Macedonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Macedonian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Macedonian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 using a Macedonian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Macedonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord 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. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macedonian Wikipedia 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, priced at C$10-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 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, costing under C$20.