How to charge the iPhone 4 in American Samoa

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter, powering the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter

American Samoan power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 4 when they are travelling abroad.If you are staying in American Samoa the following instructions show charging your iPhone 4 using the standard types I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most American Samoans will normally use Type I sockets in their power outlets. If your iPhone 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting American Samoa from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the iPhone 4 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in American Samoa

Can the iPhone 4 be used in American Samoa?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in American Samoa.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in American Samoa?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. American Samoans use four different standards of wall outlets (I, A, B and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting American Samoa using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically already included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the American Samoan power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. The power supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the 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 American Samoan 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 iPhone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 using an American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes along with two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with an American Samoan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using an American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots forming a triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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 American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from an American Samoan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - American Samoan Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost around £1.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost £5-£10.
  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, £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, priced around £15.
  10. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  11. 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, priced around £20.
  12. 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.