How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

How to connect a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone 3G when you're travelling to Guinea-Bissau by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using a Europlug for power outlets. Power supplies are different from region to region so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Guinea-Bissau from a different country double check the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Guinea-Bissau by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Guinea-Bissau?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3G using a Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB power charger 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 Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Guinea-Bissau
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.