How to charge the iPhone 3GS when visiting Saint Lucia

How to connect a St Lucian power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

St Lucian power outlet

If planning a trip to Saint Lucia it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to power any essential devices when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Saint Lucia you could end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive. Differing frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you are going to Saint Lucia.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when visiting Saint Lucia by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Lucian plug outlet, the St Lucians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When you are travelling to Saint Lucia from another country please double check your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Lucia

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Saint Lucia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Lucia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best travel adapter for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

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 recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Lucia?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 3GS with a St Lucian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the St Lucian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Lucian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. - 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, £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, estimated price £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.