Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Antigua

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with an Antiguan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type B USB plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPhone 3GS when staying in Antigua.The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 3GS when going to Antigua using the Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Antiguans typically use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. You will discover that power supplies change depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Antigua from a different country please double check the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Antigua

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Antigua?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Antigua?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 3GS then the best travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Antiguans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Antiguan trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Antigua 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Antigua using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Antigua?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with an Antiguan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the power 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 Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Antiguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with an Antiguan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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 Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Antigua Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs around $5.
  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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing between $5 to $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.