Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Kuwait

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone using a Type C USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to 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 standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone in Kuwait. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone abroad.This step-by-step guide tells you how to supply power to your iPhone when staying in Kuwait by using their standard types G or C 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Kuwait from a different region please double check your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Kuwait

Can you use the iPhone in Kuwait?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Kuwait?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone then the best international travel adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kuwaitis use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Kuwaiti trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Kuwait 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 [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kuwait 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kuwait.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Kuwait?

Charging the iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwaiti 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. 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters