How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Belize

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type B power charger

Belizean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 3G when they're going abroad.When you are visiting Belize these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 3G by using the standard Type G, A or B 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 3G slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Belize from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) 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 Belize

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Belize?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Belize to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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, however 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belize 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [10]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Belizean power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G using a Belizean power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G using a Belizean power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Belize
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, priced at C$4-C$5.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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 C$5.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under C$5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.