Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Grenada

How to connect a Grenadian power outlet to the iPhone 4

Grenadian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.This simple guide tells you how to charge your iPhone 4 when staying in Grenada by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Grenadians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Grenada from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Grenada

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Grenada?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Grenadian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Grenada?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Grenada is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Grenadian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Grenada.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Grenada?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Grenadian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Grenadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Grenadian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Grenadian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, priced C$10-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, costing under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.