How to charge the iPhone 4S when visiting Micronesia

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Micronesian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 4S when travelling to Micronesia by using their types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 4S does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Micronesia from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on visiting a Micronesian place such as Weno we recommend reading the Micronesia page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Micronesia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Micronesia?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Micronesians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Micronesia 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Micronesia using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Micronesia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Micronesia?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Micronesian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Micronesian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in 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. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia - Micronesia page on wikipedia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters