Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Guinea

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Guinean power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type K power adapter, how to power the iPhone 3G using a Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type F USB plug

Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when you are visiting abroad.When you're staying in Guinea these instructions show powering the iPhone 3G using the Type F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets change from region to region so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies guide for a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When travelling to Guinea from another region ensure that your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Guinea?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Guinea.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Guinea?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel power adapter for Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guineans use three different standards of power outlets (types F, C and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Guinea using type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Guinea?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3G with a Guinean power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Guinean power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Guinean power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3G from a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guinean power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (known as a Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Guinean power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using the Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type K power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 large holes in an inverted triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guinean Wikipedia web page
  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, under £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 £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  8. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  9. 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, priced at £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.