How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Samoa

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Samoan power outlet.

Samoan power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 4S when going to Samoa.This useful guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S when you're visiting Samoa by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I plug outlet. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Samoa from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Samoa

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Samoa?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Samoa?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Samoa or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Samoa 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Samoa using 3 pinned type B US 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 one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Samoa.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Samoa?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Samoan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type I power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa - Samoan 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/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