Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a St Martins power outlet and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type F power adapter.

St Martins power outlet

When organizing a holiday to Saint Martin it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any essential devices when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket is used in Saint Martin you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to buy a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Differing frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . This guide has been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 4S when they're staying in Saint Martin.This step by step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when you're travelling to Saint Martin using their standard F or C type St Martins 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type F plug outlets are typically used by most Saint Martins. Most power supplies change depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Saint Martin from another country check that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Saint Martin

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Saint Martin?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a St Martins power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Saint Martin?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Saint Martins use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Martin we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Saint Martin.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Saint Martin.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Saint Martin?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Martins power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Martins power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Martins power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a St Martins power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone 4S).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the St Martins power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Martins power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - St Martins Wikipedia web 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. 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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters