Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Guyana

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter, recharging the iPhone using a Type A USB charger and recharging the iPhone using a Type B USB charger

Guyanese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. When you are planning a holiday to Guyana this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone by using the Type G, A, B or D 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Guyana from another country ensure that your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Guyana

Can you use the iPhone in Guyana?

You can use the iPhone in Guyana by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Guyana?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel charger for Guyana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of power outlets that Guyanese use (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guyana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guyana 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 going to Guyana using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 a more flexible 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 Guyana. [12]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Guyana?

Powering the iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Guyanese power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Guyanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Guyanese power outlet

Charging the iPhone from a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone using the Guyanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [8]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Guyanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [10], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Guyanese country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around 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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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 $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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 $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).