Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Saint Pierre

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.When you are going to travel to Saint Pierre these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4S by using the 230 volt 50Hz E Type St Pierrais plug outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for charging. When travelling to Saint Pierre from another region make sure the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Saint Pierre

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Saint Pierre?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a St Pierrais power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Saint Pierre 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 are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The 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 Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Pierrais power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a St Pierrais power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using the St Pierrais power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the St Pierrais power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two large holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - St Pierrais Wikipedia web 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters