How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Martinique

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Martinican power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Martinican power outlet

When packing for a vacation it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use your vital electronics when you're there. Without knowing which power supply is used in Martinique you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable charger on arrival. Differing region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3GS . These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when Martinique.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're travelling to Martinique by using their D, C or E type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type D wall outlets will be used by most Martiniquais. When you are visiting Martinique from a different country ensure the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin we also recommend reading the Martinique country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Martinique

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Martinique?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Martinique by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Martinique?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best travel charger for Martinique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Martiniquais use (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Martinique. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Martinique 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 Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Martinique?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS using a Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Martinican power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Martinican power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Martinican power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Martinican power outlet

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Martinican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinique country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under 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, costing 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).