How to charge the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Vanuatu

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type C USB charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 3GS in Vanuatu. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 3GS when going abroad.These step-by-step instructions tells you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when travelling to Vanuatu by using the G, C or I type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Vanuatu from another region please make sure your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Vanuatu?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Vanuatu.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Vanuatu?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets that Ni-Vanuatu use (types G, C and I) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Vanuatu?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Vanuatuan power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the 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 include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatu 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, around £15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.