Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Grenada

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Grenadian power outlet.

Grenadian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 3G . These guidelines have been specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 3G when they are going abroad.If travelling to Grenada the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 3G by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Grenadian power outlet, with the Grenadians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If travelling to Grenada from a different country please ensure your iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Grenada

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Grenada?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Grenadian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Grenada is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Grenadian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated 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 Grenada

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Grenada.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Grenada?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Grenadian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Grenadian power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3G from a Grenadian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Grenadian power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into 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. Turn on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Grenadian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Grenadian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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 under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).