Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in East Timor

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 3G from an East Timor power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger, charging the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type E power adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type F power charger

East Timor power outlet

Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting East Timor these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 3G by using their standard types E, C, F or I 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting East Timor from another country double check the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in East Timor

Can you use the iPhone 3G in East Timor?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to an East Timor power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in East Timor?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3G the best international travel charger for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four standards of plug sockets in East Timor (types E, C, F and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your East Timor trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to East Timor.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in East Timor?

Powering the iPhone 3G with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3G from an East Timor power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G from an East Timor power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the East Timor 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 roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using an East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 3G).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an East Timor power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with an East Timor power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor country wikipedia page
  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/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