Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to El Salvador

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Salvadoranf power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 4S . When you are travelling to El Salvador the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S by using their standard B or A type Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 4S slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to El Salvador from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in El Salvador

Can you use the iPhone 4S in El Salvador?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in El Salvador?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S the best international travel adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in El Salvador (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both El Salvador 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting El Salvador.
  • 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 El Salvador.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in El Salvador?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the charging 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Salvadoranf power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into 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 Salvadoranf 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 mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Wikipedia.org web page about El Salvador
  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