Charging the iPhone 3GS when staying in Fiji

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

Fijian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These step by step instructions will show how to power your iPhone 3GS when you're in Fiji using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Fiji from a different region please check that your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Fiji

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Fiji.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Fiji?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best travel power adapter for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 3GS, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Fiji using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Fiji?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Fijian power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Fijian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type I USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3GS using the Fijian power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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 Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Fiji
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, costing £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, estimated cost around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.