How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Lebanon

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet using a 30 pin cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter, how to charge the iPhone using a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type A power plug

Lebanese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone in Lebanon. These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their iPhone when they're going to Lebanon.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone when you are in Lebanon using their Type G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Lebanese will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Lebanon from another region please ensure your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on staying somewhere such as Beirut or Tripoli we suggest referring to the Lebanon Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Lebanon

Can the iPhone be used in Lebanon?

You can use the iPhone in Lebanon by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Lebanon?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone the best travel power adapter for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different standards of wall outlets that Lebanese use (types G, A, B, C and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Lebanese trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lebanon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Lebanon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Lebanon?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone from the Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A power charger to charge the iPhone with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as the Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two thin adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go. Please be aware that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet using a 30 pin cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using a Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPhone).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a single hole below for the longer earth pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type D power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone from the Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Lebanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Lebanon Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 around £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, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, £1-£2.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost around £15.
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under £10.
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced under £25.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.