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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Barbudan power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 3G using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.If you are visiting Barbuda this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3G using their Type B or A Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Barbuda from a different country ensure 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 your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Barbuda

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Barbuda?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Barbuda by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Barbuda?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best international travel charger for Barbuda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Barbudans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Barbuda. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Barbuda 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Barbuda?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Barbudan power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Barbudan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Barbudan power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by two thin slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Barbuda
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, £2-£3.
  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 around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.