How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in New Caledonia

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone from a New Caledonian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPhone using a two pinned Type F USB charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPhone when staying in New Caledonia by using their F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting New Caledonia from another region please ensure that the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in New Caledonia

Can the iPhone be used in New Caledonia?

You can connect the iPhone to a New Caledonian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to New Caledonia. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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, however 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Caledonia 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia using 3 pin 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 practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 New Caledonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in New Caledonia?

Powering the iPhone with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone from a New Caledonian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian 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 taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone from a New Caledonian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian 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 taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonia Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, costs under 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 F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.