How to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Fiji

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when you are in Fiji by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. Most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Fiji from another region please check that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Fiji

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Fiji?

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

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Fiji?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 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 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter 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 Fiji

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Fiji and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Fiji 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Fiji?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Fijian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Fijian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Fijian power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into 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. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Fiji country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated cost £20-£25.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.