Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Belize

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Belizean power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter, how to power the iPhone using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and powering the iPhone using a Type B USB charger

Belizean power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone when you are in Belize using the standard G, A or B type Belizean 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Belize from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in a place like Belize City or San Ignacio please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Belize [1] for more indepth information.

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 are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Belize

Can you use the iPhone in Belize?

You can use the iPhone in Belize.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Belize?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone the best international travel adapter for Belize is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of wall outlets that Belizeans use (G, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. 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 around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Belize we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter 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 countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belize 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Belize using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Belizean power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with a Belizean power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from a Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Belizean power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with a Belizean power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from a Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Belizean power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power the iPhone from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone from a Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Belizean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Belize
  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, costs under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, priced around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 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).