Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Bahrain

How to connect a Bahraini power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Bahraini power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 3GS in Bahrain using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Bahrainis using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are travelling to Bahrain from another region make sure that the iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Manama read the Wikipedia.org web page about Bahrain [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Bahrain

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Bahrain?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Bahraini power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Bahrain?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Bahrain is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Bahraini trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bahrain and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Bahrain using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Bahraini power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Bahraini power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS using the Bahraini power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Bahraini power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  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. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Wikipedia.org web page about Bahrain
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  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