Charging the iPhone 3G in Saint Kitts

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger, recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type A USB plug

St Kitts power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 3G in Saint Kitts. This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 3G when they are travelling to Saint Kitts.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when you are visiting Saint Kitts by using their Type G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Kittitian. If visiting Saint Kitts from a different country ensure the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Saint Kitts

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a St Kitts power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 3G the best international travel charger for Saint Kitts is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Kittitian use (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your St Kitts trip. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Kitts using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Saint Kitts?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 3G with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type A power charger to charge the iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains power charger 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. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3G using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts country Wiki 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £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 A power outlet
  7. 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 price between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£2 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$25).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  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).