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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Guinean power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type K USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type F USB plug

Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3GS in Guinea. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you're travelling abroad.The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to charge your iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Guinea using their F, C or K type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Guinea from a different country ensure the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS the best travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Guineans use (types F, C and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guinea. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Guinea?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using a Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Guinean power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS using a Guinean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type K USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the Guinean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in an upside-down triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Wikipedia web page about Guinea
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters