Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Guernsey

How to connect a Guernsey power outlet to the iPhone 4

Guernsey power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone 4 abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 4 when staying in Guernsey using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Channel Islander using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Guernsey from a different region ensure the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on travelling to a destination such as Saint Peter Port or Vale please read the Guernsey page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Guernsey

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Guernsey?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Guernsey power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Guernsey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guernsey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guernsey using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Guernsey?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 4 from a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Guernsey power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Guernsey power outlet. The wall outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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. Turn on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guernsey page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost under C$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, 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.