Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Saint Pierre

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a St Pierrais power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

St Pierrais power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. When you are planning a holiday to Saint Pierre this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 3G by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type plug outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will change depending on which country you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saint Pierre from a different country please check the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Saint Pierre

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Saint Pierre?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a St Pierrais power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Pierre we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Pierre 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Saint Pierre?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a St Pierrais power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G from a St Pierrais power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the St Pierrais power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Pierrais country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).