Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 3G using a Type E USB charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when you're in staying in Equatorial Guinea.When you are travelling to Equatorial Guinea the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 3G by using the types E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Equatorial Guinea from a different region ensure that your iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Equatorial Guinea?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Equatorial Guinea.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Equatoguineans use (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Equatorial Guinean trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below 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 Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Equatorial Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Equatorial Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 3G with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. This circular wall supply, sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6], can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit plus a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinean Wikipedia web 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, estimated price under C$20.
  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 cost under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, costs under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs C$15-C$20.