Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Nevis

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Nevis power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter, powering the iPhone 3GS using a Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type A USB plug

Nevis power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 3GS abroad.If travelling to Nevis this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 3GS by using their standard Type G, A, B or D Nevis 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which area you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Nevis from a different country please check the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Nevis

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Nevis?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Nevis by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Nevis to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of plug sockets in Nevis (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Nevis trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Nevis we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nevis 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nevis.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Nevis?

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS using the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Nevis power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [8]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [10], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Nevis Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, estimated cost between $20 to $25.
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costing between $15 to $20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.