Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Belize

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet by using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type G power adapter and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type B power adapter

Belizean power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Belize.This page has step by step instructions which shows how to charge your iPhone 4S when staying in Belize by using their standard Type G, A or B 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power changes depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Belize from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Belizean place such as Belize City we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Belize [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Belize

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Belize?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Belize is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Belizeans use (types G, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 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 devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belize using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Belize.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type A power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize - Wikipedia.org web page about Belize
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters