Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in El Salvador

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Salvadoranf power outlet and charging the iPhone 3G using a three pin Type B power plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 3G . When you are travelling to El Salvador these instructions show charging the iPhone 3G using the standard B or A type Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 3G doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting El Salvador from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a Salvadoranf destination such as San Salvador we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org entry about El Salvador [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in El Salvador

Can the iPhone 3G be used in El Salvador?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in El Salvador?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3G the best international travel charger for El Salvador to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Salvadoransf use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to El Salvador we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 El Salvador using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 El Salvador.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in El Salvador?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G using the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the two slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Wikipedia.org entry about El Salvador
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters