Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Anguillan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 3G . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 3G when you're travelling to Anguilla by using their standard 110 volt 60Hz Type A wall outlet, with the Anguillans using NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for charging. If the iPhone 3G charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Anguilla from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Anguilla

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Anguilla?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to an Anguillan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Anguilla?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Anguilla is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Anguilla and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Anguilla using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Anguilla. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Anguilla?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Anguillan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from an Anguillan power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G using the Anguillan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power 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 Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Anguillan Wikipedia web page
  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, under £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, costs £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.