Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Turkey

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Turkish power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 3GS using a Type F USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS abroad.When you're staying in Turkey the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3GS by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Turks. Most power changes depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When visiting Turkey from another country ensure your 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 the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying somewhere such as Istanbul or Ankara we recommend reading the Turkish entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Turkey

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Turkey?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Turkey.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Turkey?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Turkey (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Turkish trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Turkey we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkey and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Turkey?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Turkish power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS using the Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Then 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the 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 Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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