Charging the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Ukraine

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from a Ukrainian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 3GS abroad.This useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Ukraine using their standard F or C type Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Ukraine from a different region ensure your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Ukraine

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Ukraine?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Ukraine.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Ukraine?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best international travel charger for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ukrainians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Ukrainian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. 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 under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ukraine and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Ukraine?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS using the Ukrainian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Ukrainian 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 3GS is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Ukrainian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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 Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging 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 F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - wikipedia.org web page about Ukraine
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters