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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Jordanian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type B power adapter, how to charge the iPhone 3G using a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type C USB charger

Jordanian power outlet

If organizing to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptops when you reach your destination. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Jordan you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. The following simple guide shows exactly how to power the iPhone 3G when you're visiting Jordan by using the standard G, B, C, D, F or J type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Jordanians. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Jordan from a different country make sure that the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Jordan

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Jordan?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Jordan by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Jordan?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Jordan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [16]. Jordanians use six different standards of wall outlets (G, B, C, D, F and J) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [16] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Jordan

The 4 port USB travel charger [16] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Jordan using type B US 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jordan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Jordan?

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Jordanian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord 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. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type B power adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G using a Jordanian 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 normally include this cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a single hole below for the longer earth pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Jordanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from the Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangular pattern.
  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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type J USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type J USB power adapter into the power supply. This squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [14]) can be identified by three holes in a flattened triangular pattern.
  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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Jordanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan - Wikipedia.org page about Jordan
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  15. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  16. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters