How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Aruba

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 4 using a two pin Type F USB charger

Aruban power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you're in Aruba.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPhone 4 when you are in Aruba using their types F, A or B Aruban 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If the iPhone 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Aruba from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone 4 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else 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 Aruba

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Aruba?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Aruba by using the correct power convertor.

Aruba

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Arubans use (F, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Aruba 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Aruba 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 and 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Aruba?

Powering the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Aruban power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with an Aruban power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4 using an Aruban power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Aruba
  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 price 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, estimated cost 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 around $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.