How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Indonesia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter

Indonesian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When visiting Indonesia the following instructions show charging your iPhone 3GS using their G, C or F type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Indonesians. When you are visiting Indonesia from a different country double check your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Indonesia

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Indonesia?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to an Indonesian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Indonesia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Indonesia (types G, C and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Indonesia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter 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 around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Indonesian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into 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. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Indonesian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS using an Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Indonesian power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Indonesian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into 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. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - wikipedia.org page about Indonesia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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