How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Falkland Islands

How to connect a Falkland Islands power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Falkland Islands power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 3GS . These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their iPhone 3GS when they're going to Falkland Islands.If you're staying in Falkland Islands these instructions show how to power the iPhone 3GS using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands plug outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When you are visiting Falkland Islands from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Falkland Islands

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Falkland Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Falkland Islands by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Falkland Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Falkland Islands 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Falkland Islands?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS from the Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Falkland Islands power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands entry on wikipedia.org
  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
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters