Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Kiribati

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 3G . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 3G when staying abroad.When you're visiting Kiribati these instructions show powering the iPhone 3G by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Kiribati plug outlet. If you are visiting Kiribati from another country make sure the iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Kiribati city like Bairiki read the Kiribati Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Kiribati

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Kiribati?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Kiribati by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Kiribati?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 3G then the best travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

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 3G, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Kiribati.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Kiribati?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Kiribati power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three slots forming an upside-down triangular configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter 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 Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, 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, costs C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.