Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Nevis

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Nevis power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type B power adapter

Nevis power outlet

Differing voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are going abroad.If visiting Nevis these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S by using their standard G, A, B or D type Nevis 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When visiting Nevis from a different region please double check the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Nevis

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Nevis?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Nevis by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Nevis to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of plug sockets in Nevis (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Nevis trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Nevis we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nevis and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nevis.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Nevis?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Nevis power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nevis power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Nevis power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nevis power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nevis power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Wikipedia entry about Nevis
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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