Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in French Polynesia

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a French Polynesian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type A power adapter and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type B power adapter

French Polynesian power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When you're staying in French Polynesia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S by using the types E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 4S slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to French Polynesia from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in French Polynesia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a French Polynesian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in French Polynesia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for French Polynesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in French Polynesia (E, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to French Polynesia we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; 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 foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both French Polynesia 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to French Polynesia.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in French Polynesia?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of 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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S from a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a French Polynesian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the French Polynesian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins slide into along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains 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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - Wikipedia.org web page about French Polynesia
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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