How to charge the iPhone 4S when visiting Saint Lucia

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a St Lucian power outlet.

St Lucian power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Saint Lucia it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices when you arrive. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor when you need it that could be incompatible. Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you are travelling to Saint Lucia.If visiting Saint Lucia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 4S by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Lucian wall outlet, the St Lucians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Saint Lucia from another region please make sure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to visit a St Lucian city such as Castries we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Saint Lucia [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Saint Lucia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Saint Lucia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Lucia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Lucia?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 4S from a St Lucian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a St Lucian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the St Lucian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a St Lucian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lucia - wikipedia web page about Saint Lucia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters