How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Nepal

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Nepali power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 4 using a Type C power plug and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type M power charger

Nepali power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Nepal. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.When you're visiting Nepal these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using the standard types D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ regionally so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Nepal from another region check your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Nepali destination like Kathmandu or Pokhara refer to the Nepali entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Nepal

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Nepal?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Nepal by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Nepal?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 the best travel charger for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nepalese use three different types of plug sockets (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Nepal. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Nepal using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Nepal?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nepali power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply can be recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nepali power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Nepali power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4 using a Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord 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. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Nepali power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Nepali 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 4 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nepali entry on wikipedia.org
  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, £10-£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, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, around £5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.