How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Papua New Guinea this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3G using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Papua New Guinea wall supply. When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea from another region please ensure that the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Papua New Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Papua New Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here 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 Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Papua New Guinea 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type I power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Papua New Guinea power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, around $10 USD (£20-£25 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).