How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Jersey power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when going to Jersey by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Channel Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When you are travelling to Jersey from another region please ensure that 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 110v) double check your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Jersey

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Jersey?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Jersey.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Jersey?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best international travel power adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 3G, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters 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 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 America visiting Jersey using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Jersey?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Jersey power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Jersey power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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. Turn on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jersey Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  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, priced at £30-£35.
  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 £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.