How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Argentina

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 4S with an Argentinean power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type I USB charger.

Argentinean power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can charge their iPhone 4S when they are staying abroad.When travelling to Argentina this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S using their I or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will discover most Argentines will typically use the Type I sockets in their power outlets. Power sources will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Argentina from another region double check your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Argentina

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Argentina?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to an Argentinean power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel charger for Argentina is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Argentina (types I and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Argentina.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a 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 a more generous 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 Argentina.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Argentina?

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

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 4S from an Argentinean power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using an Argentinean 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 typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord 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 Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from an Argentinean power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using an Argentinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type I power outlet [6]) can be identified by three thin slots forming an upside-down triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades. Note that the live and neutral pins are reversed compared to Australian and Chinese plug outlets, check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  3. Connect 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. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentina 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/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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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