Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Fiji

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type I USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4S in Fiji. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPhone 4S when you're travelling to Fiji by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. If you are travelling to Fiji from a different country please ensure your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Fiji

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Fiji.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S the best travel power adapter for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with 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 charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying 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 foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Fiji using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Fiji?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Fijian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Fijian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S from the Fijian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the Fijian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji - Fiji 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/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