Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Vanuatu

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Vanuatuan power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type C USB plug.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G abroad.This page contains a guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 3G in Vanuatu using the Type G, C or I Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Vanuatu from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Vanuatu?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Vanuatu.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Vanuatu?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel power adapter for Vanuatu is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of plug sockets in Vanuatu (G, C and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Vanuatu we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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 3G, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Vanuatu using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 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 at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Vanuatu?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Vanuatuan power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3G using the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatu Wikipedia page
  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, £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, priced £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 £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.