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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger, recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger

Guadeloupe power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when Guadeloupe.If you're visiting Guadeloupe this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3G using their Type D, C or E Guadeloupe 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Guadeloupe from another country please ensure that the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Guadeloupe

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Guadeloupe?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Guadeloupe.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Guadeloupe?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guadeloupians use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Guadeloupe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a more cost effective 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Guadeloupe?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Guadeloupe power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G from a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Guadeloupe power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Guadeloupe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Guadeloupe
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs 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, priced at C$25-C$30.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under C$15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.