How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Peru

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Peruvian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger, how to charge the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type C USB plug

Peruvian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Peru. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 4S abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPhone 4S in Peru by using their C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Peruvians use Type C wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets are different regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Peru from a different country check that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay somewhere like Lima or Arequipa refer to the Peruvian country Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Peru

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Peru?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Peruvian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel adapter for Peru to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Peruvians use three different standards of wall outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Peru. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Peru using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Peru.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Peru?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Peruvian power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to power your iPhone 4S from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4S using a Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru - Peruvian country 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters