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

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a New Caledonian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when abroad.This guide shows how to power the iPhone 3GS when staying in New Caledonia by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to New Caledonia from another region please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in New Caledonia

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in New Caledonia.

New Caledonia

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in New Caledonia?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a New Caledonian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using a New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into 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. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about New Caledonia
  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, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15 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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).