Charging the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Yemen

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Yemeni power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 3GS using a three pin Type G power charger and powering the iPhone 3GS using a two pinned Type A power adapter

Yemeni power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 3GS . These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 3GS when visiting abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when travelling to Yemen using the G, A or D type Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Yemen from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Yemen

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Yemen?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Yemeni power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Yemen?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets in Yemen (G, A and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Yemeni trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel 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 smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

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 3GS, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Yemen.
  • 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 gives practically 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 more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Yemen?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Yemeni power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go. Please be aware power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Yemen so we suggest checking first.
  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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Yemeni power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Yemeni power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3GS using the Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemeni Wikipedia web page
  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/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