Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to the iPhone

Solomon Islands power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone when staying in Solomon Islands.When you are visiting Solomon Islands these instructions show powering the iPhone by using their standard G or I type Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Solomon Islands from a different region please make sure your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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 have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Solomon Islands

Can you use the iPhone in Solomon Islands?

You can use the iPhone in Solomon Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Solomon Islands?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Solomon Islanders use (G and I) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return 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 at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

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, 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 is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Solomon Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Solomon Islands.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features 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 Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Solomon Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Solomon Islands power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Solomon Islands power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing 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, estimated cost 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, under C$20.