How to charge the iPhone 4S in Saint Helena

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a St Helenian power outlet.

St Helenian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPhone 4S when you're travelling to Saint Helena by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Saint Helena from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Jamestown read the wikipedia.org entry about Saint Helena [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Saint Helena

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Saint Helena.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Helena?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 4S the best international travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting Saint Helena using 3 pinned type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Helenian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4S with a St Helenian power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using the St Helenian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the St Helenian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia.org entry about Saint Helena
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.