Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Jordan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger, charging the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type B USB adapter

Jordanian power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can power all your devices at your hotel. Without knowing which power socket to expect you could end up either weighing your bags down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Jordan the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 3GS by using their types G, B, C, D, F or J 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Jordanians will normally use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Jordan from another country check that the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like Amman we also suggest reading the Jordan country entry on Wikipedia [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 Jordan

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Jordan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Jordanian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Jordan?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel adapter for Jordan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [16]. There are six standards of wall outlets that Jordanians use (types G, B, C, D, F and J) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [16] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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 3GS, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Jordan 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Jordan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jordan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Jordan?

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

Learn how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Jordanian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger 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 Jordanian 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 charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3GS using the Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS 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 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type D power charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger 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. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Jordanian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger 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. Switch on the Jordanian 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 charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type J power adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type J USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet (known as a Type J power outlet [14]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a flattened triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Jordanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan - Jordan country entry on Wikipedia
  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. 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