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

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Venezuela. When going to Venezuela these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using their Type B or A Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will change regionally so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different regions. If your iPhone 4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Venezuela from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone 4 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Venezuela

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Venezuela?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Venezuela.

Venezuela

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Venezuela?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best international travel charger for Venezuela is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in Venezuela (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Venezuela. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in Venezuela?

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

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from the Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin slots with a semicircular shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord 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. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuelan Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£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, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).