Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Monaco

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type D power charger, recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type C USB plug and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug

Monacan power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your indispensable electronics such as mobiles and cameras when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Monaco you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you're travelling abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4 when you're travelling to Monaco using the standard D, C, E or F type Monacan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover a majority of Monegasques typically use Type D power outlets. If visiting Monaco from a different country please double check your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating 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 Monaco

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Monaco?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Monaco.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Monaco?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Monaco to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of wall outlets that Monegasques use (D, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 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 Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Monaco?

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Monacan 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 Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other plus one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular plug supply (known as a Type F power outlet [10]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monacan 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, estimated cost under £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around £5.
  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, £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, around £10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.