Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Israel

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger, charging the iPhone 3G using a Type H power adapter and how to power the iPhone 3G using a Type M USB plug

Israeli power outlet

When organizing to travel it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which plug socket is used in Israel you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially expensive charger on arrival that could be incompatible and damage your iPhone 3G. Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Israel the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 3G by using their standard Type M, C or H 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Israelis will use the Type M plugs in their wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Israel from another country ensure that your iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Israel

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Israel?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Israel.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Israel?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 3G the best international travel adapter for Israel is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Israelis use three different standards of wall outlets (types M, C and H) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Israel we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Israel 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Israel?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Israeli power outlet. The power supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPhone 3G with an Israeli power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type H power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type H USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the plug supply by the three thin slots pointing to the middle in a triangular pattern. More modern type H wall outlets have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs which are compatible with almost 140 other countries.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord 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. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter to power your iPhone 3G with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using an Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israeli 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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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