Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Manx power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Manx power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when they're travelling to The Isle of Man.When you're visiting The Isle of Man this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 4S by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting The Isle of Man from another country ensure your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Isle of Man

Can the iPhone 4S be used in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Manx power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in The Isle of Man?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best international travel adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Manx trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The Isle of Man using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in The Isle of Man?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Manx power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Manx power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Manx power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the three rectangular slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - The Isle of Man 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