How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Saint Kitts

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type B power plug

St Kitts power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you're visiting abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows you exactly how to charge the iPhone 4S in Saint Kitts by using the standard Type G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Kittitian will normally use the Type G plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Saint Kitts from another country please ensure the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a St Kitts destination like Basseterre please read the St Kitts Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Saint Kitts

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Saint Kitts?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a St Kitts power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Saint Kitts (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Kitts 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Kitts.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Kitts?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 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. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a St Kitts power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the power 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. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - St Kitts 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/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