Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Poland

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4 from a Polish power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Polish power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when staying abroad.These step by step instructions shows what you'll need to charge your iPhone 4 when visiting Poland using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type E power outlets will be used by a majority of Poles. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Poland from a different country please check the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Poland

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Poland?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for Poland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Poles use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with 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.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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, but for those 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 is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come 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 visiting Poland using 3 pinned 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Poland. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Poland?

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 4 with a Polish power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Polish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Polish power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect 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 Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Polish power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Polish power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Polish power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins slide into with one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - Polish country 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, £5-£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, priced at around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.