How to charge the iPhone when staying in Vanuatu

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger and powering the iPhone using a Type C power plug.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you are going to travel to Vanuatu these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone using their G, C or I type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Vanuatu from a different region make sure that the iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Vanuatu

Can the iPhone be used in Vanuatu?

You can connect the iPhone to a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Vanuatu?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ni-Vanuatu use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and I) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and gives the same functionality as 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 a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Vanuatu?

Powering the iPhone with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone from a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone from a Vanuatuan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone using a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatuan Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, £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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.