Charging the iPhone 4S when visiting Nicaragua

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Nicaraguan power outlet and charging the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 4S . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are abroad.When you are visiting Nicaragua this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 4S by using their Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Nicaragua from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Nicaragua

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Nicaragua?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Nicaragua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Nicaraguans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Nicaraguan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Nicaragua we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those 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 useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 Nicaragua.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Nicaragua?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from a Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nicaraguan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nicaraguan power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Nicaraguan power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Nicaraguan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. 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 Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua - Nicaragua Wikipedia 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