How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Papua New Guinea power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Papua New Guinea it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices when you're there. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Papua New Guinea you may bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS abroad.When you're travelling to Papua New Guinea this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Papua New Guinea plug outlet. When you are visiting Papua New Guinea from a different country ensure the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit a Papua New Guinea destination such as Port Moresby or Lae refer to the wikipedia.org page about Papua New Guinea [1] for further details prior to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Papua New Guinea

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Papua New Guinea?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Papua New Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Papua New Guinea?

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

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type I USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using a Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Papua New Guinea
  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, 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.