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

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type C power adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPhone 4S when they are travelling to Vanuatu.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone 4S when you are visiting Vanuatu by using their Type G, C or I Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Vanuatu from another country please double check your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Vanuatu?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Vanuatu?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are three different standards of power outlets that Ni-Vanuatu use (types G, C and I) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads 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 support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Vanuatu?

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet can be identified by the two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - wikipedia entry about Vanuatu
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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