How to charge the iPhone 3G in Antigua

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 3G from an Antiguan power outlet using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 3G using a three pin Type B power plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 3G . This page was written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 3G abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 3G when staying in Antigua using their standard types B or A 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Antiguans. When travelling you'll discover most power sources will vary depending on which country you travelling to so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Antigua from another country please check your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Antigua

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Antigua.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Antiguans use (B and A) and using a travel 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 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel 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 charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Antigua?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Antiguan power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 3G from an Antiguan power outlet using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3G using an Antiguan 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 typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G 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 3G from an Antiguan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Antiguan power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power charger to charge the iPhone 3G from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the bottom of 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 Antiguan 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 mobile is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Antigua
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, costs under C$60.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, 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, costs under C$25.
  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.