Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Nauru

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Nauruan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type I USB charger.

Nauruan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 3GS . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 3GS when staying in Nauru.When you are planning a holiday to Nauru this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 3GS by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Nauruan power supply. If you are visiting Nauru from another country ensure that your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Nauru

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Nauru?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Nauru by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Nauru?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Nauru is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Nauruan trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nauru 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Nauru using 3 pin type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nauru. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Nauru?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Nauruan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type I USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Nauruan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in a triangle pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nauru page on Wikipedia
  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, estimated cost £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, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.