Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in New Caledonia

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a New Caledonian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a Type F USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 3G when they are travelling to New Caledonia.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone 3G when you're in New Caledonia using the standard F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to New Caledonia from a different country ensure that your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in New Caledonia

Can you use the iPhone 3G in New Caledonia?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a New Caledonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G the best international travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in New Caledonia (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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 3G, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Caledonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in New Caledonia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a New Caledonian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a New Caledonian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from the 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] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the USB mains 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a New Caledonian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a New Caledonian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a New Caledonian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3G using the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. The recessed round power outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonian Wikipedia web page
  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, costs under C$5.
  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, priced at under C$5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.