How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with an Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 3GS in Equatorial Guinea. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPhone 3GS when you're travelling to Equatorial Guinea using their Type E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Equatorial Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best travel charger for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Equatoguineans use (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Equatorial Guinea. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel 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 countries with perfect reliably.

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 using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 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 Equatorial Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Equatorial Guinea?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with an Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Equatorial Guinea country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, priced 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, costing 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, costing around C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.