Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Miquelon

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

Miquelonnais power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 3GS . If you're staying in Miquelon this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 3GS using the 230 volt 50Hz Type E Miquelonnais power outlet, with the Miquelonnais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. You'll find power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Miquelon from another country ensure the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Miquelon

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Miquelon?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Miquelon.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Miquelon?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel power adapter 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 over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Miquelon we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 3GS, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Miquelon?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 3GS with a Miquelonnais power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type E power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelon entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, 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, priced at around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.