How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Andorra

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G with an Andorran power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Andorran power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your important electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers that you'll be bringing with you. However without knowing which plug socket is being used you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Different region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 3G in Andorra. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you are staying abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when visiting Andorra by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Andorrans will typically use the Type F sockets in their power outlets. Power supplies vary depending on which area you visiting therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing regions. If visiting Andorra from a different region check your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Andorra

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Andorra?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Andorra.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Andorra?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best international travel power adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in Andorra (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Andorra. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Andorra and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Andorra.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Andorra?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Andorran power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from the Andorran power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This wall supply can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Andorran power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Andorran power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Andorran power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Andorran entry on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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 at around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).