How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Algeria

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with an Algerian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3GS in Algeria. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 3GS when abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're travelling to Algeria by using the standard types F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Algeria from a different country check that the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting an Algerian destination like Algiers we suggest referring to the Algerian Wiki page [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Algeria

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Algeria.

Algeria

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Algeria?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with an Algerian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS using an Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Algerian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the 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. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS with an Algerian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Algerian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Algerian Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under 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).