Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a St Martins power outlet and charging the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type F power charger.

St Martins power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electrical devices that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 3GS when they are travelling to Saint Martin.These step by step instructions shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 3GS when you're in Saint Martin using the standard F or C type St Martins 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Saint Martins will use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. Most power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Saint Martin from another country make sure the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Saint Martin

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Saint Martin?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a St Martins power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Saint Martin?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Saint Martins use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Martin we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Saint Martin.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Saint Martin?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a St Martins power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Martins power outlet. This plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS using the St Martins power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the St Martins power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Saint Martin
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 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).