How to charge the iPhone 3GS when visiting Haiti

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type A power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Haitian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Haitian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 3GS in Haiti. This guide was written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 3GS when they are visiting Haiti.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to power the iPhone 3GS when you're in Haiti by using their types B or A Haitian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Haitians. If your iPhone 3GS does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Haiti from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Haiti

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Haiti?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Haiti by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Haiti?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Haitian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Haiti 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Haiti.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Haitian power outlet

Using an Apple 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from a Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Haitian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Haitian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS from a Haitian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by 2 slots with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin 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. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haiti country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost around $5.
  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 B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing under $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15.