How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Guyana

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Guyanese power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type B power charger, charging the iPhone 3G using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and recharging the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Guyanese power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when abroad.When travelling to Guyana this page has useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 3G using their Type G, A, B or D Guyanese 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Guyana from another region please ensure that 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 device 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 being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a Guyanese destination like Georgetown we suggest referring to the Guyanese entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Guyana

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Guyana?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Guyanese power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Guyana?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best international travel charger for Guyana is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of power outlets in Guyana (G, A, B and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guyana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guyana 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Guyana.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Guyana. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Guyana?

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 3G from the Guyanese power outlet you'll need to use 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 3G).
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Guyanese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Guyanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3G using a Guyanese power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Guyanese power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G from a Guyanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [8], is recognised by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Guyanese power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Guyanese power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the USB 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Guyanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guyanese entry on Wikipedia
  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, costs £10-£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, priced at around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, costing £10-£15.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, £15-£20.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.