Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in El Salvador

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a Type B USB charger.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 4 . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 4 when going to El Salvador using the standard B or A type 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting El Salvador from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as San Salvador or Santa Ana we recommend referring to the El Salvador Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in El Salvador

Can the iPhone 4 be used in El Salvador?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in El Salvador?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4 the best international travel charger for El Salvador to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Salvadoransf use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to El Salvador we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting El Salvador using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in El Salvador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Salvadoranf power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable 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. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - El Salvador Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  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 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, priced at under $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15.