How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPhone 4

Manx power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you're in going to The Isle of Man.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPhone 4 when you are visiting The Isle of Man using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Manx power outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You'll discover most power supplies are different regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. When you are visiting The Isle of Man from a different region please ensure your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a Manx place such as Douglas or Onchan we also suggest referring to the Wikipedia page about The Isle of Man [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Isle of Man

Can the iPhone 4 be used in The Isle of Man?

You can use the iPhone 4 in The Isle of Man by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Isle of Man?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for The Isle of Man is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Manx trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to The Isle of Man we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Isle of Man using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Isle of Man?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Manx power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Manx power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord 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. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about The Isle of Man
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, priced 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, priced at between $15 to $20.