How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Suriname

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Surinamese power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. If travelling to Suriname these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using their standard types F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Suriname from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting a place like Paramaribo we also suggest referring to the Surinamese Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Suriname

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Suriname?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Suriname.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Surinamers use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Suriname. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Suriname using 3 pinned 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Suriname?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Surinamese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - Surinamese Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters