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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Dominican Republic power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a Type B USB charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS in The Dominican Republic. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in The Dominican Republic.If planning a holiday to The Dominican Republic these instructions show charging the iPhone 3GS using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dominicanse. If your iPhone 3GS doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to The Dominican Republic from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another 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 (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in The Dominican Republic?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best travel adapter for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB 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 individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The Dominican Republic we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 The Dominican Republic using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Dominican Republic?

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Dominican Republic power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from the 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] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Dominican Republic power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power your iPhone 3GS with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS from a 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] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Dominican Republic entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, costs under C$60.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under 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, C$20-C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.