Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Romania

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 4 with a Romanian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter and recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type F power adapter.

Romanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 4 abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your iPhone 4 when travelling to Romania by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Romania from a different country ensure that your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Romania

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Romania?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Romanian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Romania?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 4 then the best international travel adapter for Romania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Romania (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Romanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility 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 smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Romania and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Romania using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Romania?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 4 with a Romanian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 4 from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using a Romanian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Romanian power outlet. The circular power supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one-four hours to recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Romanian Wikipedia web page
  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. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.