Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Iraq

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone from an Iraqi power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger, how to power the iPhone using a Type C USB plug and how to charge the iPhone using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Iraqi power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone when they're staying in Iraq.When you're visiting Iraq this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone by using the types G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Iraq from a different country please check the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating 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 a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Iraq

Can you use the iPhone in Iraq?

You can use the iPhone in Iraq by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Iraq?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone the best international travel adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets in Iraq (G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iraq and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Iraq using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Iraq?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from an Iraqi power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone with an Iraqi power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from an Iraqi 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 the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone from an Iraqi power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge the iPhone with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the three circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraq 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/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/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