Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Algeria

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from an Algerian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a Type F USB adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 3G in Algeria. This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3G in Algeria using their standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power supplies will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list of regions. When visiting Algeria from another country make sure that the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to an Algerian destination such as Algiers we also recommend referring to the Algerian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Algeria

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Algeria?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to an Algerian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Algeria?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Algeria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Algeria (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Algeria 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Algeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Algeria. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Algeria?

Powering the iPhone 3G with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 3G with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G from an Algerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Algerian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type F power adapter to power your iPhone 3G with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from an Algerian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. This circular power supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Algerian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).