How to charge the iPhone 3G when visiting Nauru

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

Nauruan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when you are in Nauru using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. When visiting Nauru from another country check the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Nauru

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Nauru?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Nauru.

Nauru

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Nauru?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Nauru to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable 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 will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Nauruan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on the 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 phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nauru. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Nauru?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Nauruan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G 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], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Nauruan power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 slots forming a triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Nauru
  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, £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, priced £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.