How to charge the iPhone in The Maldives

A guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type D USB adapter, charging the iPhone using a three pin Type G USB plug and how to power the iPhone using a three pinned Type J power charger

Maldivian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to Maldives these instructions show how to power your iPhone by using the Type G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Maldivians typically use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Maldives from a different region please make sure that your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Maldives

Can the iPhone be used in The Maldives?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in The Maldives.

The Maldives

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Maldives?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone then the best travel adapter for Maldives is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different types of power outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with 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 pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Maldives 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Maldives using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [14]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your iPhone.
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone with a Maldivian power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a three pinned Type J power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with the iPhone.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type J USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped power outlet by three large holes in a flattened triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian 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 is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type K USB charger to recharge the iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type L USB charger to recharge the iPhone with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L wall outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp power outlet has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Maldives page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$5).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).