Charging the iPhone when staying in Dominica

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Dominicand power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G USB charger and powering the iPhone using a Type D USB charger.

Dominicand power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to charge your iPhone when you are in Dominica using their standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find most Dominicansd normally use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Dominica from another region please check your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 Dominica

Can the iPhone be used in Dominica?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Dominica.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Dominica?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone the best travel charger for Dominica is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Dominica (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Dominica.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Dominica?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone from a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Dominicand power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Dominicand power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Dominicand power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Dominicand power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Dominicand power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using the Dominicand power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Dominicand power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Dominicand power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominicand country entry on wikipedia
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).