Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Vanuatu

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type C USB plug.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when staying in Vanuatu using the types G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Vanuatu from a different country please check the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Vanuatu?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Vanuatu.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Vanuatu?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel power adapter for Vanuatu is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of plug sockets in Vanuatu (G, C and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Vanuatu we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Vanuatu using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Vanuatu?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in 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. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatuan Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, £15-£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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.