How to charge the iPhone 4 in Antigua

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Antiguan power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a Type B power adapter.

Antiguan power outlet

When packing for a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you can use all your electrical devices when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Antigua you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page was written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone 4 abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPhone 4 when going to Antigua by using their types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware Type B plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Antiguans. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Antigua from a different region please check that your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Antigua

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Antigua.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Antigua?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Antiguans use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Antigua?

Charging the iPhone 4 from an Antiguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Antiguan power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from an Antiguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from an Antiguan power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 from an Antiguan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Antigua Wikipedia web 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