Charging the iPhone 4 in Saint Kitts

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger, how to charge the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type B USB charger

St Kitts power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Saint Kitts. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 abroad.This page contains a useful guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 4 when you're travelling to Saint Kitts by using their types G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be normally used by most Kittitian. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the North America page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Saint Kitts from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Saint Kitts

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a St Kitts power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 4 the best international travel charger for Saint Kitts is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Kittitian use (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your St Kitts trip. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 North America visiting Saint Kitts using 3 pin 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Saint Kitts?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a St Kitts power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a St Kitts power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Kitts country Wiki page
  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, 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, costs under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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 under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, costing under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, C$15-C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.