How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Montserrat

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Montserratian power outlet and charging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Montserratian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPhone 4 abroad.When travelling to Montserrat this page has useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 4 using their B or A type 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different regions. If travelling to Montserrat from another country please make sure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Montserratian destination like Brades we suggest referring to the Montserrat country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Montserrat

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Montserrat?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Montserrat.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best international travel charger for Montserrat is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Montserrat (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Montserrat or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Montserrat 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Montserrat.
  • 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. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Montserrat?

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Montserratian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other. Please be aware power cords used with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Montserratian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Montserratian power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Montserratian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Please note that power cables with type B outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into 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. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Montserratian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montserrat country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under C$15.
  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, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs C$15-C$20.