How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Guernsey

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Guernsey power outlet.

Guernsey power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 4S when going to Guernsey.If you are going to travel to Guernsey these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 4S using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Channel Islander will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Guernsey from a different country check your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPhone 4S 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 during charging. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Saint Peter Port or Vale we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Guernsey [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Guernsey

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Guernsey.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Guernsey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guernsey or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a 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 overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the universal multi-device USB wall charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

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 4S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Guernsey.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Guernsey?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Guernsey power outlet you will need a Type G USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power plug adapter in the Guernsey power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth 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 Guernsey 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 should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Guernsey
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power plug adapter - Suitable for use in England, Ireland, and Scotland, a grounded three pin Type G adapter turns UK electrical power outlets into USB ports for reliable charging..
  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. Universal multi-device USB wall charger - A universal multi-device USB wall charger features USB PD and standard ports for fast charging simultaneous. These includes interchangeable international plug adapters making it ideal for travel and certified for safety to protect against current and heat.