Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Cook Islands power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type I power adapter.

Cook Islands power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the iPhone abroad.If travelling to The Cook Islands these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. When travelling to The Cook Islands from a different region ensure that your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPhone in The Cook Islands?

You can connect the iPhone to a Cook Islands power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

The Cook Islands

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in The Cook Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however 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 can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cook Islands.
  • 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 gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in The Cook Islands?

Charging the iPhone from a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone with a Cook Islands power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type I power charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Cook Islands power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cook Islands power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 slots forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cook Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).