How to charge the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Niger

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Nigerien power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type B power charger and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a Type C power charger

Nigerien power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you are visiting Niger.The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Niger by using the Type D, A, B, C, E or F Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Niger from another country please double check your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Niger

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Niger?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Niger by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Niger to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Nigeriens use six different standards of wall outlets (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Niger we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Niger and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Niger.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Nigerien power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots adjacent to each other. Please be aware power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 V should not be used in Niger so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This wall supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the 2 slots where the plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the long earth pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Niger so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB 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 Nigerien 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 iPhone is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3GS using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [10], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Nigerien power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS using a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Nigerien 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 charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. The sunken round wall outlet, sometimes known as a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [14], can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the 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. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Wikipedia.org entry about Niger
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters