How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Peru

A guide on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type A power charger, charging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the iPhone 4 when they are staying abroad.If you're travelling to Peru the following useful instructions show charging your iPhone 4 by using the standard types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware Type C wall outlets will be normally used by most Peruvians. If travelling to Peru from another country please make sure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Peru

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Peru?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Peru by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Peru?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 4 the best travel charger for Peru to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Peruvians use (types C, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

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 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 useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Peru and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Peru using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Peru?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into 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. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to power your iPhone 4 from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Peruvian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by 2 slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 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. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Peruvian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug, can be identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Peru
  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, under £2.
  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, costs £15-£20.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced £10-£15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.