Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Palau

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Palauan power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Palauan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS when you are in Palau using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Oceania page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 3GS charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Palau from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Palau

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Palau?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Palau by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Palau?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS the best international travel adapter for Palau is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Palauans use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Palau using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Palau?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Palauan power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Palauan power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Palauan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palau Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  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, 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, costing under 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, priced at 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, under C$20.