How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Central African power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type E power plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when The Central African Republic.The following simple guide will show you how to power the iPhone 3GS when visiting The Central African Republic using their Type E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting The Central African Republic from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Central African Republic

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

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in The Central African Republic by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in The Central African Republic (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Central African Republic 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in The Central African Republic?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Central African power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS using a Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Central African power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS from the 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 will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet, also called a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African entry on wikipedia.org
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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