Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 3G . This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the iPhone 3G when visiting The Dominican Republic by using their standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Dominicanse will use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If your iPhone 3G slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The Dominican Republic from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPhone 3G be used in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in The Dominican Republic?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in The Dominican Republic (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in The Dominican Republic?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Dominican Republic 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 recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about The Dominican Republic
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, priced at around C$50.
  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 C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, priced at under C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.