How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Curacao

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Curacaon power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger, powering the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type A power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type B USB adapter

Curacaon power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you are visiting abroad.The following simple guide shows how to power the iPhone 4 in Curacao using their Type C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Curacao from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Curacao

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Curacao?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Curacaon power outlet.

Curacao

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Curacao?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Curacao is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Curacaoans use (types C, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

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 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 both Curacao 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Curacao using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 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 Curacao. [10]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Curacao?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Curacaon power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from a Curacaon power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 Curacaon 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Curacaon power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Curacaon entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, 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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.