How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Yemen

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Yemeni power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter, charging the iPhone 3G using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type A power plug

Yemeni power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPhone 3G when you're visiting Yemen by using the G, A or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Yemen from another country please ensure that the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Yemen

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Yemen?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Yemen?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best international travel charger for Yemen is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different types of plug sockets (G, A and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Yemen and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Yemen using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 more generous 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 Yemen.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Yemen?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3G using a Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G using a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other. Be aware power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Yemeni power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G from a Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power charger 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Wikipedia web page about Yemen
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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