How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Micronesia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Micronesian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Micronesia. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you're visiting abroad.When you're visiting Micronesia the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4 using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 4 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Micronesia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPhone 4 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Micronesia

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Micronesia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Micronesia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Micronesia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Micronesia. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Micronesia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Micronesia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Micronesia?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Micronesian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Micronesian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Micronesian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, 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, priced C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.