How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when abroad.When travelling to Guinea-Bissau this page has useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 3GS using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean wall outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using a Europlug for charging. If travelling to Guinea-Bissau from another country please ensure the iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Guinea-Bissau

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Guinea-Bissau?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel power adapter for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Guinea-Bissau?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Bissau-Guinean entry on Wikipedia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  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 between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.