How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPhone 4

Cypriot power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Cyprus. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 4 when they are staying abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when going to Cyprus by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Cypriots will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Cyprus from a different country make sure that the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Cyprus

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Cyprus?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Cyprus.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Cyprus?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best international travel power adapter for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 via USB, but 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting Cyprus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cypriot power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a 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 cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains 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 Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus country page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  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