Charging the iPhone 3G in The United Arab Emirates

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 3G with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 3G using a three pin Type G USB plug and recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type C USB adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 3G . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you are visiting The United Arab Emirates.When you are planning a vacation to The United Arab Emirates the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3G using the standard G, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Emiratis normally use the Type G plugs in their plug outlets. When you are travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another country please check your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi we recommend reading the United Arab Emirates page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use the iPhone 3G in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different standards of power outlets (G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives practically 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 3G from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3G with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3G with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [8]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - United Arab Emirates page on Wikipedia.org
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters