How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Samoa

How to connect a Samoan power outlet to the iPhone

Samoan power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone when they are travelling to Samoa.If going to Samoa this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz I Type power supply. Power will vary from country to country so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Samoa from a different country check that the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Samoa

Can the iPhone be used in Samoa?

You can use the iPhone in Samoa by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Samoa?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Samoa is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Samoa or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Samoa we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Samoa.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Samoa?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type I power charger to charge the iPhone with a Samoan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone from the Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Samoan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Samoa country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, costing around £20.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.