Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in The Grenadines

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Grenadines power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type E power adapter, charging the iPhone using a three pin Type G power charger and powering the iPhone using a 2 pin Type C power charger

Grenadines power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone . These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone when they're staying in The Grenadines.If planning a trip to The Grenadines these instructions show charging the iPhone using the Type G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Vincentians normally use the Type G plug outlets. If you are visiting The Grenadines from another country please double check the iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Grenadines place such as Port Elizabeth we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about The Grenadines [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 the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPhone in The Grenadines?

You can use the iPhone in The Grenadines.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in The Grenadines?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of wall outlets in The Grenadines (G, C, E, I and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters on your trip. 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. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Grenadines 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 America going to The Grenadines.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in The Grenadines?

Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines 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 phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone from a Grenadines power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with the iPhone.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to 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 Grenadines 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 iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone using the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone.
  2. Firstly insert the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The Grenadines
  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 (under £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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  12. 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).