Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Palau

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Palauan power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB plug.

Palauan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 4S abroad.If staying in Palau this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 4S by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Palau from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional 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 Palau

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Palau?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Palau by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S the best international travel adapter for Palau is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Palauans use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Palau using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Palau.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Palau?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Palauan power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Palauan power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Palauan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This unearthed plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Palauan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Palauan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Palauan power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Palauan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Palauan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots where the twin blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Palauan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau - Palau Wikipedia 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/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