How to charge the iPhone in French Guiana

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone with a French Guianese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type E power charger, recharging the iPhone using a Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone using a three pinned Type D power charger

French Guianese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. If you are staying in French Guiana this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone by using their types D, C or E French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to French Guiana from a different country please ensure your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

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 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 French Guiana

Can the iPhone be used in French Guiana?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in French Guiana.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in French Guiana?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone the best international travel charger for French Guiana is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets in French Guiana (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting French Guiana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in French Guiana?

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone with a French Guianese power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone using a French Guianese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with the iPhone.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger 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 French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a French Guianese power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D power charger to charge the iPhone from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone using the French Guianese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the French Guianese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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 French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a French Guianese power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone with a French Guianese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone from a French Guianese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger 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 French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - French Guianese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, around £5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.