How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in New Caledonia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S from a New Caledonian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the iPhone 4S abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPhone 4S when visiting New Caledonia by using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to New Caledonia from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a New Caledonian place like Nouméa we also recommend referring to the New Caledonian country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in New Caledonia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in New Caledonia.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. New Caledonians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in New Caledonia?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S from a New Caledonian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonia - New Caledonian country entry 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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