How to charge the iPhone 3G when staying in Saint Lucia

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 3G from a St Lucian power outlet.

St Lucian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 3G in Saint Lucia. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 3G abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPhone 3G when staying in Saint Lucia by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Lucian wall outlet, with the St Lucians using a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Saint Lucia from another country please ensure that the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a St Lucian destination like Castries please read the wikipedia.org page about Saint Lucia [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Saint Lucia

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Saint Lucia?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a St Lucian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Saint Lucia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Saint Lucia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Saint Lucia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a St Lucian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger to recharge your iPhone 3G from a St Lucian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using a St Lucian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power 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. Switch on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a St Lucian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Saint Lucia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, estimated price £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.