How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Monaco

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Monacan power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger, charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type E USB plug

Monacan power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when travelling to Monaco using their Type D, C, E or F Monacan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Monacans. Power sources will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Monaco from a different country make sure the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Monaco

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Monaco?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Monaco by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Monaco?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Monaco is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Monacans use (types D, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco.
  • 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Monaco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Monacan power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS from the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Monacan power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Monaco
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, priced 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, priced at around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, priced at around £15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.