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

A page on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 3G using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G abroad.When travelling to Venezuela this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3G using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 3G charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Venezuela from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Venezuela

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Venezuela?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Venezuela.

Venezuela

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Venezuela?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best international travel charger for Venezuela is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in Venezuela (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Venezuela.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a 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 a more 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 Venezuela. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Venezuela?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the 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 Venezuelan 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 and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Venezuelan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Venezuelan power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuela 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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 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, around $10 USD (£20-£25 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, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).