Charging the iPhone 4 in The United Arab Emirates

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type D power adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 4 in The United Arab Emirates. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 4 abroad.If you are going to The United Arab Emirates these useful instructions show how to power the iPhone 4 using the G, C or D type United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Emirians typically use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another country double check the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use the iPhone 4 in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Emirians use three different standards of power outlets (G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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 visitors also wanting 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 counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 United Arab Emirates 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 mobile is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin 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. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4 using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin 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. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - United Arab Emirates page on Wikipedia.org
  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, around £5.
  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, priced at under £25.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.