How to charge the iPhone when staying in Falkland Islands

How to connect a Falkland Islands power outlet to the iPhone

Falkland Islands power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone when going to Falkland Islands by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands wall outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting Falkland Islands from a different country check your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Falkland Islands

Can the iPhone be used in Falkland Islands?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Falkland Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPhone then the best international travel power adapter for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 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 iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Falkland Islands. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Falkland Islands.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Falkland Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Falkland Islands power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPhone from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using a Falkland Islands 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. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 3 slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Falkland Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Falkland Islands Wiki 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, estimated cost £30-£35.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.