Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Antigua

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from an Antiguan power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when they're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Antigua this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 4S by using their standard Type B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Antiguans will normally use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If you are travelling to Antigua from another region make sure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to an Antiguan city like St. John's or All Saints we also suggest reading the Antigua Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Antigua

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Antigua?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Antigua by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Antigua?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Antiguans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Antiguan trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Antigua and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Antigua using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Antigua?

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from an Antiguan power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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. Switch on the Antiguan 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 iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Antiguan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Antiguan power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S from an Antiguan power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the short twin plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the power 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. Switch on the Antiguan 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 iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

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