Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to The Ascension Islands

How to connect an Ascensionian Island power outlet to the iPhone

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However 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 purchase in advance to power your iPhone . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you are abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPhone when you're in The Ascension Islands using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting The Ascension Islands from another region please check that the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPhone in The Ascension Islands?

You can use the iPhone in The Ascension Islands by using a power adaptor.

The Ascension Islands

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy 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 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Ascensionian Island trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 going to The Ascension Islands 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 The Ascension Islands. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

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

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about The Ascension Islands
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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 (around £5 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).