How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type I USB adapter.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're going abroad.If you are visiting Papua New Guinea these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Papua New Guinea plug outlet. When travelling to Papua New Guinea from another country please make sure your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent 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 Papua New Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Papua New Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently 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 Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Papua New Guinea 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Papua New Guinea?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by three thin slots forming a triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, 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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around C$15.