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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Barbudan power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 3GS abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you are visiting Barbuda by using the B or A type 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When visiting Barbuda from another country please make sure that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Barbuda

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Barbuda?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Barbudan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Barbuda?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Barbudans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but 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 can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Barbuda?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPhone 3GS with a Barbudan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using a Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Barbuda Wikipedia web page
  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, costing around $5 USD (£1-£2 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, under $10 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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).