Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Solomon Islands power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. When you're going to travel to Solomon Islands these instructions show charging the iPhone 3GS using the Type G or I Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power is different regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When visiting Solomon Islands from another country ensure the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Solomon Islands

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Solomon Islands (types G and I) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 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 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Solomon Islands.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Solomon Islands?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Solomon Islands power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, estimated price £15-£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, 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, around £10.