How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Saint Kitts

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a Type B power charger

St Kitts power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 3GS in Saint Kitts. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 3GS abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPhone 3GS when staying in Saint Kitts by using the standard types G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Kittitian will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Saint Kitts from another country please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a St Kitts destination like Basseterre please read the wikipedia.org page about Saint Kitts [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Kitts

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Saint Kitts?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a St Kitts power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Saint Kitts (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Kitts 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Kitts.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Saint Kitts
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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 around 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, costs under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, under C$30.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.