How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Miquelon

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Miquelonnais power outlet.

Miquelonnais power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone when you're travelling to Miquelon using their 230 volt 50Hz Type E Miquelonnais plug outlet, the Miquelonnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. When you are travelling to Miquelon from another country please check that your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Miquelon

Can you use the iPhone in Miquelon?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Miquelon.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Miquelon?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Miquelon is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred 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 countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Miquelon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Miquelon?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Miquelonnais power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to charge your iPhone from a Miquelonnais power outlet using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPhone.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Miquelon
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, priced at under 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.