How to charge the iPhone 3G when staying in Fiji

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

Fijian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 3G when you're visiting Fiji using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. You will find that most power sockets will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If you are travelling to Fiji from a different region check your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Fiji

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Fiji?

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

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Fiji?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however 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 visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Fiji 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Fiji using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Fiji?

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Fijian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Fijian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Fijian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the Fijian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Fiji country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, priced at £20-£25.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing £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.