Charging the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Namibia

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Namibian power outlet and how to power the iPhone 3GS using a Type M USB plug.

Namibian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Namibia this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 3GS by using the types D or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Namibia from another country make sure the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Windhoek or Rundu please refer to the Namibia Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Namibia

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Namibia?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Namibia.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Namibian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful 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 Namibia 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Namibia using 3 pin type B 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Namibian power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 Namibian 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 roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Namibian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type M power adapter to power the iPhone 3GS with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS using the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [6], looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  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. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibia Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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