Charging the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPhone 3GS with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Complicated standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 3GS when you're in The Ascension Islands by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll discover that power is different regionally therefore we recommend reading the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to The Ascension Islands from another country make sure that the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Georgetown or Two Boats Village we suggest reading the The Ascension Islands country wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a power adaptor.

The Ascension Islands

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in The Ascension Islands?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 30 pin connector and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3GS using the Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the USB mains 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 Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Ascension Islands country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, costing 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).