Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Tristan da Cunha

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone when travelling to Tristan da Cunha.When you're planning a holiday to Tristan da Cunha this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Tristanians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Tristan da Cunha from another country make sure your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Edinburgh read the Tristanian country wikipedia page [1] for further 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 Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPhone in Tristan da Cunha?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristan da Cunha

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Tristan da Cunha?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best international travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Tristanian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Tristan da Cunha using 3 pin type B 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality 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 a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Tristan da Cunha?

Powering the iPhone with a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Tristanian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Tristanian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of 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 Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tristanian country 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  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 between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).