Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Aruba

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with an Aruban power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB plug

Aruban power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 4S . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are abroad.When you're visiting Aruba this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 4S using the types F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Aruba from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to an Aruban city like Oranjestad or Sint Nicolaas read the Aruba Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Aruba

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Aruba?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to an Aruban power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Aruba?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Arubans use three different standards of wall outlets (types F, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. 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 when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Aruba.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Aruba?

Charging the iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a single hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 Aruban 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 recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with an Aruban power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Aruban power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruba 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters