Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Martinique

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Martinican power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type E power charger, how to charge the iPhone 3G using a Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 3G using a 3 pin Type D USB plug

Martinican power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions which shows how to power your iPhone 3G in Martinique by using their standard Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Martiniquais typically use Type D power outlets. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When visiting Martinique from another country make sure the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Martinique

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Martinique?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Martinican power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Martinique?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel power adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets in Martinique (D, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Martinique.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Martinican power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from the Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Martinican power outlet

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using the Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 3G).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 3G from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3G from a Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [8], can be identified by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the USB mains 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Martinican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinican Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, costs 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 £5-£10.
  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, under £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, priced £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.