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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Montserratian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type B USB adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 3GS . The following simple guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone 3GS when you're travelling to Montserrat by using their Type B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you're taking a trip to so we recommend reading our WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Montserrat from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a city such as Brades please read the wikipedia.org entry about Montserrat [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Montserrat

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Montserrat?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Montserrat by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Montserrat?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Montserrat is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Montserratians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Montserrat or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Montserrat we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Montserrat.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Montserrat?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Montserratian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit. Note power cables with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Montserratian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Please note power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Montserrat so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Montserrat
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, estimated cost around $5 USD (£1-£2 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 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).