How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in American Samoa

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with an American Samoan power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a three pin Type A USB charger, recharging the iPhone 4S using a three pin Type B USB charger and recharging the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type F USB charger

American Samoan power outlet

If packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge your common devices that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is being used in American Samoa you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger when you're there which might be incompatible. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they can charge their iPhone 4S abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPhone 4S when you are visiting American Samoa using their types I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type I wall outlets will be normally used by most American Samoans. If your iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to American Samoa from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in American Samoa

Can the iPhone 4S be used in American Samoa?

You can use the iPhone 4S in American Samoa by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of plug sockets that American Samoans use (I, A, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both American Samoa 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to American Samoa using 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in American Samoa?

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

Using a 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone 4S with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. First plug the Type A USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPhone 4S with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger to recharge the iPhone 4S with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S using an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be identified by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an American Samoan power outlet

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4S from an American Samoan power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type I power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from an American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [10]) can be identified by three slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of 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 American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an American Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - Wikipedia page about American Samoa
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  11. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters