Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Nevis

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger, charging the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 4 using a two pin Type A USB plug

Nevis power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Nevis. These step by step instructions will show how to power your iPhone 4 when you are visiting Nevis using the standard G, A, B or D type 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Nevis from a different region please check that your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Nevis

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Nevis?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Nevis.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Nevis?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Nevis to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nevisian use four different standards of power outlets (G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for visitors 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 can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Nevis.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Nevis?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPhone 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [8]) is recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [10]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nevis Wikipedia web 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, 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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 (£1-£2 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. 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).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).