How to charge the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Kiribati

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Kiribati power outlet using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type I power adapter.

Kiribati power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 4S . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are going to Kiribati.When you're visiting Kiribati this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4S using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. If travelling to Kiribati from another region double check the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Kiribati destination like Bairiki or Taburao we also recommend referring to the Kiribati Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Kiribati

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Kiribati?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Kiribati?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Kiribati we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kiribati using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Kiribati?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Kiribati power outlet by using an Apple 30-pin cable with a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using a Kiribati power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Kiribati power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle pattern with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

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