How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a St Martins power outlet and powering the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

St Martins power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 4 abroad.The following useful guide shows exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when you are in Saint Martin using their F or C type St Martins 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Saint Martins use the Type F wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets change regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Saint Martin from a different country make sure that 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) make sure that the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a St Martins destination like Marigot or Rambaud refer to the St Martins country Wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Saint Martin

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Saint Martin?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a St Martins power outlet.

Saint Martin

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Saint Martin?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Saint Martins use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Saint Martin. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 visiting Saint Martin using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Saint Martin?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a St Martins power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the St Martins power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a St Martins power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a St Martins power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet, also called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable 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. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - St Martins country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. 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.