Charging the iPhone when staying in Nauru

How to connect a Nauruan power outlet to the iPhone

Nauruan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone when you are travelling to Nauru.When staying in Nauru the following instructions show how to power the iPhone by using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Nauruan plug outlet. If travelling to Nauru from a different country ensure that the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Yaren read the Nauruan country Wiki page [1] for further details on travelling to the location.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Nauru

Can you use the iPhone in Nauru?

You can connect the iPhone to a Nauruan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Nauru?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Nauru to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. 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 on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nauru and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Nauru.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Nauru. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Nauru?

Charging the iPhone from a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Nauruan power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Nauruan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the Nauruan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nauruan country Wiki page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, estimated cost around £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, 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.