Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Palau

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Palauan power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type A USB charger and recharging the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Palauan power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If travelling to Palau the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the B or A type Palauan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Palau from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a city like Koror read the wikipedia web page about Palau [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Palau

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Palau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Palau.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 the best international travel charger for Palau is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Palau (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Palau 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Palau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Palau?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Palauan power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Palauan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Palauan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Palauan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Palau
  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 £15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.