How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Guernsey

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Guernsey power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G power charger.

Guernsey power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 3GS when going to Guernsey.This useful guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Guernsey by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Channel Islander will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power supplies differ regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If visiting Guernsey from a different region check that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Guernsey

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Guernsey.

Guernsey

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Guernsey?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Guernsey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guernsey or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Guernsey.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Guernsey. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Guernsey power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Guernsey power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS from the Guernsey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Guernsey power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into 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 Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Guernsey Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, 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, between $15 to $20.