Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Albania

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with an Albanian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Albanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPhone 4 abroad.When you are visiting Albania this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 4 using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Albania from another region please check the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a destination such as Tirana please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Albania [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Albania

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Albania?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Albania.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Albania?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 the best international travel adapter for Albania is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Albanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Albanian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Albania and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Albania.
  • 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 offers the same functionality 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Albania?

Charging the iPhone 4 from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power charger to charge your iPhone 4 with an Albanian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from an Albanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Albanian power outlet. The power supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type F power charger to charge your iPhone 4 with an Albanian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 4 using the Albanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Wikipedia web page about Albania
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price around £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, estimated price £5-£10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costing £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.