Charging the iPhone 3GS when visiting Nicaragua

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when they're travelling to Nicaragua.When you're visiting Nicaragua this page has instructions showing charging the iPhone 3GS using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 3GS charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Nicaragua from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay in a Nicaraguan city like Managua or León please refer to the Wikipedia.org web page about Nicaragua [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Nicaragua

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Nicaragua?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Nicaragua by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Nicaragua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nicaraguans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Nicaraguan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Nicaragua we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nicaragua and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nicaragua.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Nicaragua?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Nicaraguan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nicaraguan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Nicaragua
  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 between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£20-£25 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).