How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Guadeloupe

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Guadeloupe power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter, how to charge the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 4S using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Guadeloupe power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. When you're travelling to Guadeloupe these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 4S by using the standard D, C or E type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Guadeloupe from a different country ensure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Guadeloupe

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Guadeloupe?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Guadeloupe by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel adapter for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guadeloupians use three different types of plug sockets (types D, C and E) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Guadeloupe trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Guadeloupe.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Guadeloupe?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Guadeloupe power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB 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 Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the 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. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Guadeloupe power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by two adjacent holes plus a single long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadeloupe - Guadeloupe country 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/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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters