How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in East Timor

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone from an East Timor power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter, recharging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone using a Type E power adapter

East Timor power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you are staying abroad.If you're travelling to East Timor these useful instructions show charging your iPhone using the standard types E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to East Timor from another region double check your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in East Timor

Can the iPhone be used in East Timor?

You can connect the iPhone to an East Timor power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in East Timor?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four types of plug sockets that East Timorese use (types E, C, F and I) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for 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 lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to East Timor using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in East Timor?

Charging the iPhone from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from an East Timor power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from an East Timor power outlet

Learn how to power your iPhone from an East Timor power outlet using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone from the East Timor power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from an East Timor power outlet

Powering the iPhone with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone from an East Timor power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone using an East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 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 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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