Charging the iPhone in Armenia

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone with an Armenian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone using a two pinned Type F power plug.

Armenian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. If travelling to Armenia these instructions show how to power your iPhone by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Armenia from another country double check the iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Armenia

Can you use the iPhone in Armenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to an Armenian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Armenia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone the best international travel charger for Armenia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Armenia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Armenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Armenian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone with an Armenian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone).
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Armenian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with an Armenian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone from an Armenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Armenian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Armenia Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 around £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 £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, 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 at £10-£15.