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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 4S with a Surinamese power outlet and powering the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4S in Suriname. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when Suriname.When you're visiting Suriname these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 4S by using the standard F or C type 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Suriname from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 4S is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else 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 Suriname

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Suriname?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Suriname.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4S or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Surinamers use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Suriname.
  • 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Suriname?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around 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 Surinamese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Surinamese 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 mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - wikipedia entry about Suriname
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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