How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a St Vincentian power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type E USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type C USB adapter

St Vincentian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3GS in Saint Vincent. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS abroad.These step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPhone 3GS when you're in Saint Vincent by using their G, C, E, I or K type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most St Vincentians use Type G wall outlets. When you are visiting Saint Vincent from a different country ensure the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Vincent

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Saint Vincent?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a St Vincentian power outlet.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Vincent?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Vincent?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally included with the iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB mains 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a St Vincentian power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug supply, also called a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type K power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type K power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three large holes in an inverted triangle configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Vincent
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, 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, costing around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated price under $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.