Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Kiribati

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Kiribati power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type I USB charger.

Kiribati power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 4 when staying in Kiribati.When you are travelling to Kiribati the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 4 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Kiribati power supply. If you are visiting Kiribati from another country ensure that your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Kiribati

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Kiribati?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Kiribati by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Kiribati.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Kiribati?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Kiribati power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type I USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 4 using the Kiribati power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Kiribati
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, 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, costs 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, C$15-C$20.