How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in The Maldives

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type J power adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Maldivian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Maldives. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when Maldives.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when travelling to Maldives by using the standard Type G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Maldivians. If travelling to Maldives from another country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Maldives

Can the iPhone 4S be used in The Maldives?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five types of wall outlets that Maldivians use (types G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Maldives 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type J power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug in the Type J USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet (sometimes called a Type J power outlet [8]) looks like three holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in an inverted triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped power outlet, technically known as the Type L power outlet [12], looks like three large circular adjecent holes in a line. There are two variations of Type L power outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp power supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldivian 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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 between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, estimated cost under $15 USD (£30-£35 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  14. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).