Charging the iPhone when visiting El Salvador

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone with a Salvadoranf power outlet and recharging the iPhone using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone in El Salvador. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you are going to El Salvador.If travelling to El Salvador these useful instructions show how to power the iPhone using the standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to El Salvador from a different country please 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) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in El Salvador

Can you use the iPhone in El Salvador?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Salvadoranf power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in El Salvador?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone the best travel power adapter for El Salvador to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in El Salvador (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Salvadoranf trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both El Salvador 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 visiting El Salvador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 El Salvador.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in El Salvador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Salvadoranf power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using an Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (technically called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Wikipedia.org entry about El Salvador
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters