Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Bahrain

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone from a Bahraini power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

Bahraini power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in 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 sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone in Bahrain. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone when going to Bahrain using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Bahrainis will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll find that power supplies vary from region to region so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing countries. When you are travelling to Bahrain from another country check that the iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a Bahraini destination such as Manama or Riffa we recommend referring to the Bahraini Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

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Charging the iPhone in Bahrain

Can you use the iPhone in Bahrain?

You can connect the iPhone to a Bahraini power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Bahrain?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Bahrain is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing 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. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Bahrain we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bahrain and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bahrain.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Bahraini power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone with a Bahraini power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Bahraini power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes with shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Switch on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters