How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Grenada

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

Grenadian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when Grenada.If you're visiting Grenada this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3GS using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Grenadian wall outlet, with the Grenadians using a 13 amp plug for charging. Power sources vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Grenada from another country please check that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Grenada

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Grenada?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 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 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store 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 wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Grenada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Grenada. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Grenada?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Grenadian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the 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. Turn on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Grenada
  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, estimated price 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 at around $5.
  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.