How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Connecting an Ascensionian Island power outlet to the iPhone 4

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 4 in The Ascension Islands. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can power their iPhone 4 when they are travelling to The Ascension Islands.If you are visiting The Ascension Islands this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 4 using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island wall outlet, with the Ascensionians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different country make sure the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Georgetown or Two Boats Village we also recommend referring to the Ascensionian Island Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPhone 4 be used in The Ascension Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Ascension Islands 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in The Ascension Islands?

Powering the iPhone 4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Ascensionian Island Wiki 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, priced at under $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, around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.