Charging the iPhone 3GS in Mozambique

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Mozambican power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type F USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 3GS using a two pinned Type C power plug and powering the iPhone 3GS using a three pin Type M power plug

Mozambican power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3GS when travelling to Mozambique using their standard types F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Mozambique from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a destination like Maputo or Nampula please read the Mozambican page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Mozambique

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Mozambique?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Mozambican power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Mozambique?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Mozambique (types F, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate 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 travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Mozambique we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

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 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option 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 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Mozambique?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Mozambican power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from the Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. 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 Mozambican 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 completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Mozambican power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Mozambican power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3GS using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two large holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  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 Mozambican 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 taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Mozambican power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Mozambican power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Mozambican page 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters