Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to El Salvador

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger and how to power the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you are abroad.When you are visiting El Salvador these instructions show powering the iPhone 3GS by using their standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 3GS slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting El Salvador from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in El Salvador

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in El Salvador?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in El Salvador?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best international travel adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in El Salvador (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 3GS, but for those also wanting 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 travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both El Salvador 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting El Salvador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 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 El Salvador.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in El Salvador?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 3GS with a Salvadoranf power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Using a 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable 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. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Salvadoranf Wiki 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/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