Charging the iPhone 3GS when staying in Guyana

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter, powering the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type B power adapter

Guyanese power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS in Guyana. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPhone 3GS when they're staying in Guyana.If staying in Guyana these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 3GS by using their types G, A, B or D Guyanese 220 volt 60Hz power outlets. When travelling to Guyana from a different country ensure that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on travelling to a Guyanese place such as Georgetown please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Guyana [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Guyana

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Guyana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Guyanese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Guyana?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel adapter for Guyana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Guyanese use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Guyanese trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Guyana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guyana. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Guyana?

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

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using 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] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS 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 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type B USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from the Guyanese power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS using the Guyanese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Guyanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Guyana
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$15-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 $5 to $10 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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).