Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPhone

Cypriot power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when staying in Cyprus.If planning a trip to Cyprus these instructions show powering the iPhone by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Cypriots using 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll find power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Cyprus from another country make sure the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Cyprus

Can the iPhone be used in Cyprus?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Cypriot power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Cyprus?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone then the best travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Cyprus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Cyprus?

Powering the iPhone with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone from a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone using the Cypriot power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains 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 Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters