How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in The United Arab Emirates

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger, recharging the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type C power plug

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 3GS in The United Arab Emirates. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 3GS when going to The United Arab Emirates.If you're visiting The United Arab Emirates the following instructions show charging your iPhone 3GS using their G, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Emirians will normally use the Type G wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies differ from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another country please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi please read the Wikipedia entry about The United Arab Emirates [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in The United Arab Emirates.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to The United Arab Emirates or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - Wikipedia entry about The United Arab Emirates
  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/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