Charging the iPhone 3GS in Botswana

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet, charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type D USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type M USB adapter

Botswana power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 3GS when they're abroad.If you are going to Botswana the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3GS using the standard G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Botswana from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Botswana

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Botswana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Botswana power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Botswana?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS then the best travel adapter for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Botswanans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Botswana.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Botswana?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Botswana power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of 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 Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Botswana power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type M USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - wikipedia.org entry about Botswana
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters