How to charge the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Reunion

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 4S . This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 4S when going abroad.If you are staying in Reunion this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone 4S using the standard 220 volt 50Hz E Type power outlet, with the Reunionese using CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. If travelling to Reunion from another region double check the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your 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 overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Reunion

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Reunion?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Reunion is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Reunionese power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 4S with a Reunionese power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S using a Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Reunionese power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunionese 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$25).
  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 $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).