Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Martinique

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Martinican power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a two pin Type C power charger, charging the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type D power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type E power charger

Martinican power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4 . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're in travelling to Martinique.The following instructions will show how to charge your iPhone 4 when staying in Martinique using their standard D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Martiniquais will typically use Type D power outlets. When travelling to Martinique from a different region ensure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it 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) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a place like Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin we recommend reading the wikipedia.org web page about Martinique [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Martinique

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Martinique?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Martinican power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Martinique?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel power adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets in Martinique (D, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like 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 Martinique

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Martinique.
  • 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Martinique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Martinican power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Martinican power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using the Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Martinican power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Martinican power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Martinican power outlet by using a 30 pin connector and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone 4).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. The recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Martinican 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 recharging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Martinique
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost £5-£10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.