Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Saint Pierre

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger to recharge your iPhone 4 with a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when staying in Saint Pierre using the 230 volt 50Hz Type E wall outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. You'll find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saint Pierre from a different country please double check the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Saint-Pierre we also suggest reading the St Pierrais country page on Wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Saint Pierre

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Saint Pierre?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a St Pierrais power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Saint Pierre?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Pierre we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Pierre and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a St Pierrais power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 4 with a St Pierrais power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the St Pierrais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet, also known as a Type E power outlet [3], can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Pierrais country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, under £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 price £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.