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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Grenadines power outlet using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger, powering the iPhone 4 using a Type G power charger and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type C USB charger

Grenadines power outlet

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 4 in The Grenadines. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 4 when they are staying in The Grenadines.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPhone 4 when you're visiting The Grenadines using their types G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Vincentians. When you are visiting The Grenadines from another country please make sure your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that 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 powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Grenadines

Can the iPhone 4 be used in The Grenadines?

You can use the iPhone 4 in The Grenadines by using the correct power adaptor.

The Grenadines

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Grenadines?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different standards of plug sockets that Vincentians use (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting 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 Grenadines 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Grenadines 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Grenadines?

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using a Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Grenadines power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be recognised by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Grenadines power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Grenadines power outlet using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Grenadines 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 fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type K power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about The Grenadines
  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, 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, estimated price around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.