How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Dominica

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Dominicand power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

Dominicand power outlet

If you are planning a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along with you. But without knowing which power socket is used in Dominica you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when Dominica.When staying in Dominica the following useful instructions show charging your iPhone 3GS using the standard types G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Dominicansd. Most power sources will change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Dominica from another country double check your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning on visiting a city such as Roseau we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia web page about Dominica [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Dominica

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Dominica?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Dominicand power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Dominica?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel charger for Dominica is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicansd use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Dominica and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Dominica.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Dominica?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Dominicand power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Dominicand power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Dominicand power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Dominicand power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Dominica
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, 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, estimated cost £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under £15.