Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type I USB charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Cook Islands power outlet.

Cook Islands power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 3GS when you are in The Cook Islands using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Cook Islands power supply. You will discover power supplies will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to The Cook Islands from a different country please check the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Cook Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in The Cook Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS the best international travel adapter for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cook Islands we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands 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 option for travellers originating from America going to The Cook Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Cook Islands power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Cook Islands power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a three pin Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Cook Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Cook Islands power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - Cook Islands country wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters