Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Chile

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Chilean power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Chile.This page contains a step by step guide which shows how to supply power to the iPhone 4S when you're visiting Chile by using their standard L or C type Chilean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Chileans typically use Type L power outlets. If you are travelling to Chile from another country ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Chile

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Chile?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Chile.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Chileans use two different types of power outlets (types L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Chilean trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Chile we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

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, but for those 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 useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 Chile.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Chile?

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

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Chilean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to 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. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Chilean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Chilean power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type L power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 4S using the Chilean power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the Chilean power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (technically called the Type L power outlet [6]) looks like 3 large circular holes forming a line. Please note there are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - wikipedia entry about Chile
  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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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