Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to the iPhone 4S

Miquelonnais power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Miquelon.If planning a trip to Miquelon these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, with the Miquelonnais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. Most power will differ depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Miquelon from another region ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Miquelon

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Miquelon?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Miquelon.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Miquelon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Miquelon we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Miquelon using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Miquelon?

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

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

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Miquelonnais power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Type E power outlet [3], can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - Wikipedia web page about Miquelon
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters