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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Surinamese power outlet and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type F power charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPhone 3GS when they are visiting abroad.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're in Suriname by using the F or C type 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change regionally so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If your iPhone 3GS charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Suriname from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Suriname

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Suriname?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Suriname.

Suriname

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Suriname?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Surinamers use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

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 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Suriname?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB 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. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Surinamese power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Surinamese power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord 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 Surinamese 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 and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Suriname entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs under $15 USD (£10-£15 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).