Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Principe

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Prinicipe power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a Type C power adapter and recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB charger.

Prinicipe power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when staying abroad.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your iPhone 4S when staying in Principe using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Principe from another region ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Principe

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Principe?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Prinicipe power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Principe?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S the best international travel charger for Principe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Prinicipians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Principe using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Principe.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Principe?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Prinicipe power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Prinicipe power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Prinicipe power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S with a Prinicipe power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Prinicipe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Principe Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters