Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3G from a Central African power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it 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 3G . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 3G when they're staying in The Central African Republic.If planning a trip to The Central African Republic these instructions show powering the iPhone 3G by using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find that power supplies will vary from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our WikiConnections travel power connections list for a complete list of charging devices in different countries. When travelling to The Central African Republic from a different region 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 (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in The Central African Republic

Can you use the iPhone 3G in The Central African Republic?

You can use the iPhone 3G in The Central African Republic.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Central Africans use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 The Central African Republic 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 North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in The Central African Republic?

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

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from a Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Central African power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Central African power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3G from a Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round plug outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into 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 Central African 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 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).