Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Curacao

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type B power adapter and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type C power adapter

Curacaon power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you're going abroad.When planning a vacation to Curacao the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S by using the types C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Curacao from a different region 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 (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Curacao

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Curacao?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 4S then the best international travel adapter for Curacao is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Curacaoans use three different types of power outlets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with 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 sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power 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 Curacao

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful 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 which cover Continental 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Curacao.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A 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. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short live and neutral blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Curacaon power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao - Curacaon 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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