Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Cook Islands power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

Cook Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you're going abroad.If visiting The Cook Islands these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Cook Islands power supply. You'll find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Oceania page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to The Cook Islands from a different region please make sure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPhone 4S in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Cook Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in The Cook Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best international travel adapter for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cook Islands we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Cook Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Cook Islands power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Cook Islands power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from a Cook Islands power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three slots forming an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  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 Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - Cook Islands country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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