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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4S from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone 4S when they are travelling to Venezuela.This page contains a guide showing what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when visiting Venezuela by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover power sockets will change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If your iPhone 4S doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Venezuela from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Venezuela

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Venezuela?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Venezuela by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Venezuela is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Venezuelans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling 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 on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Venezuela using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 Venezuela.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Venezuela?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Venezuelan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4S from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from the Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type A 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Venezuelan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Venezuelan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord 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 Venezuelan 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 mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela - Venezuela country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters