Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to the iPhone

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your iPhone when staying in Papua New Guinea using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet. If you are visiting Papua New Guinea from another region please check the iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure 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 intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Port Moresby or Lae we recommend referring to the Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

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 Papua New Guinea

Can the iPhone be used in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Papua New Guinea?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to 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 overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below 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 Papua New Guinea

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Papua New Guinea.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPhone with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone).
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Papua New Guinea power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power 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 Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web 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 price under £15.
  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 £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.