Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Miquelon

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

Miquelonnais power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 3G when they're staying in Miquelon.If planning a trip to Miquelon the following useful instructions show powering the iPhone 3G by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, with the Miquelonnais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. If visiting Miquelon from a different country please double check your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your 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 overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Miquelon

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Miquelon?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Miquelonnais power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel charger for Miquelon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable 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 Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Miquelon using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Miquelon?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Miquelon
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, estimated cost under £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, around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.