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

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Surinamese power outlet using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 3G in Suriname. If you're visiting Suriname this page contains instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 3G using their Type F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power sources change from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If your iPhone 3G does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Suriname from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting a city such as Paramaribo we also recommend reading the Suriname Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Suriname

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Suriname?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Suriname.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Surinamers use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Suriname. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Suriname using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Suriname. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Suriname?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Surinamese power outlet using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G from a Surinamese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. The power supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  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. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the charging 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 Surinamese 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 roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Suriname Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  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, £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, estimated price £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.