How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Dominica

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type D power charger.

Dominicand power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. When going to Dominica this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 using their standard types G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Dominicansd will typically use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover power sockets change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Dominica from a different country make sure that the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a city like Roseau please refer to the Dominicand Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Dominica

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Dominica?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Dominica by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Dominica?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Dominica is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Dominicansd use (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Dominica using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Dominica?

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

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 from the Dominicand power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Dominicand power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Dominicand power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using a Dominicand power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Dominicand power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three round holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Dominicand power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominicand Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).