Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to power the iPhone 4 using a Type F power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.If visiting New Caledonia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting New Caledonia from a different country please ensure your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in New Caledonia

Can you use the iPhone 4 in New Caledonia?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a New Caledonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 the best international travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in New Caledonia (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger 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 different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of 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 covering both New Caledonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Caledonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in New Caledonia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using the New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 New Caledonian 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 mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonian Wikipedia web page
  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, £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, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost under £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.