Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in The Grenadines

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Grenadines power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter, how to charge the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type E USB charger

Grenadines power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 4S . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 4S when they are abroad.This useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when you're in The Grenadines using the Type G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Vincentians typically use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to The Grenadines from a different region ensure your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Grenadines

Can the iPhone 4S be used in The Grenadines?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in The Grenadines?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Vincentians use five different types of power outlets (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Grenadines trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Grenadines we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] 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 adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Grenadines.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in The Grenadines?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the charging 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type K power adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the Grenadines power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  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 Grenadines 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 should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - Grenadines 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters