Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 4S with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S abroad.If you are visiting The Ascension Islands the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 4S by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. You will find power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting The Ascension Islands from another country please check the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPhone 4S be used in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in The Ascension Islands?

Powering the iPhone 4S with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Ascensionian Island country Wiki page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters