Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Mozambique

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Mozambican power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type M USB charger, recharging the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type C power charger and how to power the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type F power adapter

Mozambican power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you're visiting abroad.When you're staying in Mozambique these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 3G by using their standard Type F, C or M Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Mozambique from a different region please make sure that the iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Mozambique

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Mozambique?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Mozambique by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Mozambique?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Mozambicans use three different types of wall outlets (types F, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mozambique.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Mozambique.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Mozambique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Mozambican power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Mozambican power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3G using the Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. The power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Mozambican power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Mozambican power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G from a Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Mozambican 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 3G is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Mozambican power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type M USB charger to charge your iPhone 3G with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Wikipedia entry about Mozambique
  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
  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. 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