Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Guyana

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Guyanese power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type B power adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type G power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type A USB plug

Guyanese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . These guidelines have been specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 4S when they are going abroad.If visiting Guyana the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4S by using the Type G, A, B or D Guyanese 220 volt 60Hz power outlets. When travelling to Guyana from another region ensure the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Guyana

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Guyana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Guyanese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Guyana?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 4S then the best international travel adapter for Guyana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Guyanese use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Guyanese trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel 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 around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guyana

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Guyana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guyana. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Guyana?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Guyanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using the Guyanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Guyanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Guyanese power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [8], can be identified by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Guyanese power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Guyanese power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [10], can be recognised by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guyanese 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 (around £15 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, 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 (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under 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 (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).