How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in Martinique

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone from a Martinican power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type E USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone using a two pin Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Martinican power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone when going to Martinique.If you are visiting Martinique this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone using their standard types D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Martiniquais normally use the Type D wall outlets. If travelling to Martinique from another country please make sure that your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Martinique

Can the iPhone be used in Martinique?

You can connect the iPhone to a Martinican power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Martinique?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Martinique is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Martinique.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Martinique?

Powering the iPhone with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone using a Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Martinican power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger to power your iPhone from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone from the Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Martinican power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone from a Martinican power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a Martinican power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, also called the Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one long metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Martinique
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price 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. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at under C$15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$15.