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

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

Seychellois power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3G when going to Seychelles by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Seychellois will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When you are travelling to Seychelles 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) double check your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Seychelles

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Seychelles?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 3G the best travel charger for Seychelles is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Seychelles 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Seychelles.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 Seychelles. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Seychelles?

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

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G using a Seychellois power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  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. Switch on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Seychelles Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. - 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 under C$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, under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around C$15.