How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in East Timor

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet, powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type E USB plug and charging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type F power plug

East Timor power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 3GS in East Timor. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their iPhone 3GS when they're going to East Timor.If you are visiting East Timor these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 3GS using their standard types E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If you are travelling to East Timor from a different country check your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on staying at an East Timor place such as Dili or Dare refer to the wikipedia.org entry about East Timor [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in East Timor

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in East Timor?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in East Timor by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in East Timor?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. 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 wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both East Timor and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting East Timor.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in East Timor?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS from the 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] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet

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

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the East Timor power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB charger to power your iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the East Timor power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  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 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - wikipedia.org entry about East Timor
  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/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