How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a St Vincentian power outlet, how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

St Vincentian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPhone 4S when they are visiting Saint Vincent.This useful guide shows how to power the iPhone 4S when going to Saint Vincent by using the G, C, E, I or K type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most St Vincentians. Power sources are different depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Saint Vincent from a different country check that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Saint Vincent

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Saint Vincent?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a St Vincentian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. St Vincentians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Vincent.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Vincent?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Vincentian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 4S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to power your iPhone 4S from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a Type E power outlet [8]) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with a metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type K power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type K power outlet [10], looks like 3 holes in an upside-down triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the 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. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - Saint Vincent 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K 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