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

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Jersey power outlet

If organizing to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptops when you reach your destination. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Jersey you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. The following simple guide shows exactly how to power the iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Jersey by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Channel Islanders using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to Jersey from another country please double check your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying in a city such as Saint Helier we suggest referring to the Wikipedia.org page about Jersey [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Jersey

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Jersey?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Jersey by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Jersey?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Jersey is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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 3GS, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Jersey using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Jersey?

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

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using a Jersey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Jersey power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains 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 Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Jersey
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, 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, costing C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.