Charging the iPhone 4 when visiting Myanmar

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a Type D power charger

Myanmar power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Myanmar. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 abroad.When visiting Myanmar these instructions show how to power the iPhone 4 using the standard Type G, C, D or F 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power changes depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Asia page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Myanmar from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on staying in a city like Yangon we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Myanmar [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Myanmar

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Myanmar?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Myanmas use four different standards of power outlets (G, C, D and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Myanmar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Myanmar using 3 pin 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 is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Myanmar?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Myanmar power outlet

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

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Myanmar power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Myanmar power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type F 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. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears 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.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Myanmar
  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, £15-£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, estimated price £5-£10.
  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, costs £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, £15-£20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.