Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Liberia

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter, how to power the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type C power adapter

Liberian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Liberia using their standard B, A,C, E or F type Liberian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Liberia from another country ensure your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that the iPhone 3GS 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 you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Liberia

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Liberia?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Liberia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of wall outlets (types B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Liberian 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. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Liberia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] 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 unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Liberia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Liberia 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Liberia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 3GS with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS using a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS using the Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Liberian 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 mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - wikipedia entry about Liberia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters