How to charge the iPhone 4 when visiting Nauru

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Nauruan power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type I power adapter.

Nauruan power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 4 when travelling to Nauru using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. Power supplies differ from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Nauru from another country please check your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Nauruan place such as Yaren or Denigomudu we recommend reading the Nauruan page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Nauru

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Nauru?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Nauru.

Nauru

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Nauru?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Nauru to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Nauruan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 North America visiting Nauru.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 Nauru. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Nauru?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Nauruan power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the Nauruan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Nauruan power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots in a triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord 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 Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nauruan page on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.