Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in The Grenadines

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Grenadines power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter, recharging the iPhone 3GS using a Type G USB plug and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a Type E USB plug

Grenadines power outlet

If packing for a trip to The Grenadines it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you get there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 3GS. Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you are abroad.This page contains a guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 3GS when going to The Grenadines using the types G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Vincentians. When travelling to The Grenadines from a different country please check that your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Grenadines

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in The Grenadines?

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

The Grenadines

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in The Grenadines?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Vincentians use five different types of power outlets (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Grenadines trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Grenadines we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Grenadines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in The Grenadines?

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

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

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type K power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming an inverted triangular shape with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Grenadines country 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, priced at 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under $15.
  12. 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.