Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Saint Helena

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone with a St Helenian power outlet.

St Helenian power outlet

Different voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help prepare visitors wanting to power their iPhone when staying in Saint Helena.This page is a step by step guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone when you are in Saint Helena using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the St Helenians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Saint Helena from another country ensure that your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on travelling to a St Helenian city like Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Saint Helena [1] for more details.

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 Saint Helena

Can you use the iPhone in Saint Helena?

You can use the iPhone in Saint Helena.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Saint Helena?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel charger for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and 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 type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Helena we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Helena.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Helenian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone from a St Helenian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the St Helenian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the St Helenian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Helena
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / 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, priced at around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).