How to charge the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Bangladesh

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type C power plug and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type D USB adapter

Bangladeshi power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Bangladesh. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 4 abroad.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPhone 4 when you are visiting Bangladesh by using their Type G, C, D or K Bangladeshi 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power changes depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Asia page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Bangladesh from a different country ensure that the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Bangladesh

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Bangladesh?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Bangladeshi power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Bangladesh?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best travel adapter for Bangladesh to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Bangladeshis use four different standards of power outlets (G, C, D and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Bangladeshi trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but 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 is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bangladesh using type B plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Bangladesh?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Bangladesh Wikipedia web page
  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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters