How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Peru

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Peruvian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter, powering the iPhone 3G using a Type B power charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type C power charger

Peruvian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you're going abroad.If you are visiting Peru these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 3G using the standard types C, A or B Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Peruvians will typically use the Type C power outlets. When visiting Peru from another country please ensure the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Peru

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Peru?

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

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Peru?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 3G the best travel charger for Peru to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Peruvians use (types C, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. 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 demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and 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 you return 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.

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 foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

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 3G, 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 Peru 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Peru 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 Peru. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Peru?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Peruvian power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Peruvian power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Peruvian power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Peruvian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Peruvian power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Peruvian power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peruvian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £3 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).