How to charge the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type I power adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Cook Islands power outlet.

Cook Islands power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 abroad.The following instructions will show you what you'll need to power the iPhone 4 when you're visiting The Cook Islands by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type Cook Islands plug outlet. When you are travelling to The Cook Islands from another country please double check your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Cook Islands

Can the iPhone 4 be used in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in The Cook Islands by using the correct power convertor.

The Cook Islands

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in The Cook Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 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 iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Cook Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 Cook Islands. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cook Islands power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to power your iPhone 4 with a Cook Islands power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type I power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 using a Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Cook Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about The Cook Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, 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 price 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.