How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Andorra

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 3GS from an Andorran power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a two pinned Type F USB plug.

Andorran power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Andorra it's helpful to know if you can charge your important devices when you're there. But, without knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Differing standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. When you're travelling to Andorra these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 3GS by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Andorrans. If travelling to Andorra from another region check your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to tourist destinations such as Andorra la Vella please refer to the wikipedia.org entry about Andorra [1] for more details prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Andorra

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Andorra?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Andorra.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Andorra?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Andorra is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Andorrans use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Andorra using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Andorra?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Andorran power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from an Andorran power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB power 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. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Andorran power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Andorran power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPhone 3GS with an Andorran power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using an Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - wikipedia.org entry about Andorra
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters