How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Saint Lucia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

St Lucian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you're visiting abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows you exactly how to charge the iPhone 4 in Saint Lucia by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Lucian plug outlet, with the St Lucians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Most power supplies vary from region to region so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Saint Lucia from another country please ensure the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a St Lucian destination like Castries please read the St Lucian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Saint Lucia

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Saint Lucia?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a St Lucian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Saint Lucia

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Saint Lucia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Saint Lucia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a St Lucian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 using a St Lucian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Lucian power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a St Lucian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - St Lucian Wikipedia page
  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, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.