Charging the iPhone 3G when staying in Nevis

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger, recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type A USB charger and how to power the iPhone 3G using a Type B power adapter

Nevis power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If visiting Nevis the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the standard G, A, B or D type Nevis 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Nevis from another country please check the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Nevis

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Nevis?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Nevis.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Nevis?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Nevis to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nevisian use four different standards of power outlets (G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

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 3G, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting Nevis.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Nevis?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G using the Nevis power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nevis power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Nevis power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 3G).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Nevis power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Nevis power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPhone 3G).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Nevis power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from the Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Nevis power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Nevis
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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 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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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 between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, between $5 to $10.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15.
  12. 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.