How to charge the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Bangladesh

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 3G using a three pin Type D USB charger

Bangladeshi power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 3G . These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when you're in Bangladesh.If you are staying in Bangladesh this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 3G by using the G, C, D or K type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Bangladesh from a different country make sure the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Bangladesh

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Bangladesh?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Bangladeshi power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Bangladesh?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best travel adapter for Bangladesh to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Bangladeshis use four different standards of power outlets (G, C, D and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Bangladeshi trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bangladesh using type B 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Bangladesh?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G using a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Bangladeshi power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3G using a Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Bangladeshi power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type K power outlet [10], looks like three holes in an upside-down triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bangladeshi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Bangladesh Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters