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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Martinican power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type D power plug and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a Type E USB adapter

Martinican power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4S in Martinique. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can power their iPhone 4S when they are travelling to Martinique.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S when you are visiting Martinique using their D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type D plug outlets are used by most Martiniquais. When you are travelling to Martinique from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Martinique

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Martinique?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Martinique by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S the best travel charger for Martinique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Martiniquais use (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Martinique. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Martinique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Martinican power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Martinican power outlet

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

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type D USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Martinican power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Martinican power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Martinican power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 4S from the Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique - Martinican 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/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