Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPhone

Jersey power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Jersey these instructions show charging the iPhone using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G Jersey power outlet, with the Channel Islanders using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Jersey from a different country please double check the iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating 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 that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Jersey

Can the iPhone be used in Jersey?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Jersey power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Jersey?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone then the best travel power adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Jersey we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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, 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 visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Jersey 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Jersey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Jersey?

Charging the iPhone from a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone from a Jersey power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jersey Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing around £30.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.