Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

A page showing how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type B power adapter.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're going abroad.When you're travelling to The Dominican Republic the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Dominicanse will normally use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your iPhone 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting The Dominican Republic from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPhone 4 be used in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in The Dominican Republic?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in The Dominican Republic (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (under £2 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).