Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Manx power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS abroad.When you are travelling to The Isle of Man these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 3GS by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Manx plug outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting The Isle of Man from another region ensure that your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a Manx city like Douglas read the Wikipedia.org web page about The Isle of Man [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Isle of Man

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in The Isle of Man?

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

The Isle of Man

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Isle of Man?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS the best international travel adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Manx trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The Isle of Man using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Isle of Man?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Manx power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Manx power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter 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 Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about The Isle of Man
  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, under $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, priced at around $15.