How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Connecting an Ascensionian Island power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 3G in The Ascension Islands. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 3G when they're going to The Ascension Islands.If you're visiting The Ascension Islands these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 3G using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPhone 3G be used in The Ascension Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

The Ascension Islands

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Ascension Islands 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPhone 3G from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island 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 which should take between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about The Ascension Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs 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, priced 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, around $15.