Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Suriname

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Surinamese power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPhone when you are travelling to Suriname using their standard F or C type Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Suriname from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone 1st 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 have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Suriname

Can the iPhone be used in Suriname?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Surinamese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Suriname

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Suriname?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Suriname (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Suriname?

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

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from the Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the mains power 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Surinamese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Surinamese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Surinamese power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from a Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Surinamese power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, sometimes called the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Surinamese country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at £5-£10.
  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 price £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, under £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.