Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Hungary

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type F USB charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.The following guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 4 when you are in Hungary using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Hungary from a different region please check that the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Hungary

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Hungary?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Hungary by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Hungary?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Hungary (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Hungarian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 Hungary using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Hungary?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Hungary
  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, priced £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, costing around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under £15.