Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Iraq

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 3GS from an Iraqi power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter, charging the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type C USB plug

Iraqi power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 3GS . When you are travelling to Iraq the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3GS by using their types G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Iraq from another region please check the iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Iraq

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Iraq?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to an Iraqi power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS then the best travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Iraqi trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable 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, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Iraq using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Iraq.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Iraq?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from an Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with an Iraqi power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Iraqi power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS 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 iPhone 3GS).
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - wikipedia.org web page about Iraq
  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/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