How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPhone 4S

Jersey power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. When staying in Jersey this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 4S by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Channel Islanders will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to Jersey from another country please make sure your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Jersey

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Jersey?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Jersey by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Jersey?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Jersey is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Jersey using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Jersey.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Jersey?

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Jersey power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using the Jersey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Jersey power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB power charger 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 Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey - Jersey entry on wikipedia.org
  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