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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Montserratian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPhone 4S when you are travelling to Montserrat by using the B or A type 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover most power sockets will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are travelling to Montserrat from a different country make sure the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Montserrat

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Montserrat?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Montserrat?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Montserrat is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Montserratians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Montserrat or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Montserrat we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Montserrat.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Montserrat?

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S from a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Montserratian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet pins go. Please be aware that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin 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. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Montserratian power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Montserratian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat - Montserrat Wikipedia web 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/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