How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Dominica

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Dominicand power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type D power plug.

Dominicand power outlet

When organizing a vacation to Dominica it is useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices when you arrive. But without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you get there. Differing standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.The following step by step instructions will show what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3G when staying in Dominica using their Type G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Dominicansd will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change regionally so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Dominica from a different region double check the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Dominica

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Dominica?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Dominica by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Dominica?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Dominica is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Dominicansd use (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing 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 space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Dominica using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Dominica?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Dominicand power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Dominicand power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from a Dominicand power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the Dominicand power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin 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. Switch on the Dominicand 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 D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Dominicand power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominicand entry on wikipedia.org
  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 C$10-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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.