Charging the iPhone in Palau

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone with a Palauan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Palauan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone in Palau using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Oceania page for a full list of countries. If your iPhone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Palau from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPhone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone 1st 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 Palau

Can you use the iPhone in Palau?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Palauan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Palau?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone the best travel power adapter for Palau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Palauans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Palau 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Palau using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Palau?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Palauan power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone with a Palauan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using a Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Palauan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Palauan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone from a Palauan power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using the Palauan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Palau
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, estimated price 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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, estimated cost under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.