How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to the iPhone 4

St Helenian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 4 when they're visiting Saint Helena.If you are staying in Saint Helena the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4 using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Helenian wall outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for charging. If you are travelling to Saint Helena from a different region check your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Saint Helena

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Saint Helena?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a St Helenian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Saint Helena?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge 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.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Saint Helena. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger 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 Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Helena and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Helena using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a St Helenian power outlet

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPhone 4 from a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from the St Helenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically already included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Helenian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power adapter 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 St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Helenian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15.