How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Guernsey

How to connect a Guernsey power outlet to the iPhone

Guernsey power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone when travelling abroad.If you're planning a vacation to Guernsey this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPhone using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Channel Islander will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Power will vary depending on which region you are in so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Guernsey from a different country check that the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Guernsey

Can the iPhone be used in Guernsey?

You can use the iPhone in Guernsey by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Guernsey?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Guernsey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad 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 a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

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, 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 is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Guernsey using 3 pin 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Guernsey?

Powering the iPhone with a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone from a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Guernsey 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 usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey - Guernsey entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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, estimated price £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.