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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Guadeloupe power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type E power adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a two pinned Type C USB plug and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a three pin Type D USB charger

Guadeloupe power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you're in going to Guadeloupe.This page contains a useful guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 3GS when you're travelling to Guadeloupe by using the D, C or E type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Guadeloupe from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Guadeloupe

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Guadeloupe?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Guadeloupe by using the correct power adaptor.

Guadeloupe

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS the best travel adapter for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Guadeloupians use three different types of plug sockets (types D, C and E) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Guadeloupe trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Guadeloupe.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Guadeloupe?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Guadeloupe power outlet using a 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Guadeloupe power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Guadeloupe power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Guadeloupe power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Guadeloupe power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS using a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is normally included with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply (known as the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Guadeloupe power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, costs around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $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, between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.