How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to the iPhone 4

Tristanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Tristan da Cunha. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 4 when going to Tristan da Cunha.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4 when you're visiting Tristan da Cunha by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Tristanian wall outlet, with the Tristanians using a 13 amp plug for charging. If visiting Tristan da Cunha from a different region check that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading 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 Tristan da Cunha

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Tristan da Cunha?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tristan da Cunha 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 Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Tristanian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Tristanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tristanian Wiki 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, 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.