Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.If planning a trip to The Dominican Republic the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type B plug outlets are typically used by most Dominicanse. If your iPhone 4S slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The Dominican Republic from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPhone 4S in The Dominican Republic?

You can use the iPhone 4S in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dominicanse use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

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

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used 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 plug socket.

If you travel to The Dominican Republic we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

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, however 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 travellers to 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Dominican Republic using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in The Dominican Republic?

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

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type A power charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S from a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need 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. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  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 Dominican Republic 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 typically takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic - Dominican Republic 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters