How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Solomon Islands power outlet.

Solomon Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3G in Solomon Islands. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.These step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPhone 3G when you're in Solomon Islands by using their G or I type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Solomon Islands from a different country make sure the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Solomon Islands

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Solomon Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Solomon Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Solomon Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Solomon Islanders use two different standards of plug sockets (G and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing 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 power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Solomon Islands?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power 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 Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Solomon Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing £30-£35.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.