How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in The Maldives

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger, charging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type J USB adapter

Maldivian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the iPhone 3GS when staying in Maldives by using the Type G, D, J, K or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Maldivians. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections travel power connections list for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Maldives from another country please make sure your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a Maldivian destination like Mal' we suggest referring to the Wikipedia.org page about Maldives [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Maldives

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in The Maldives?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Maldivian power outlet by using a power convertor.

The Maldives

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Maldives?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel power adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of wall outlets that Maldivians use (types G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Maldives using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [14]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Maldives?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3GS using a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped power supply, technically known as the Type J power outlet [8], looks like three large round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS using a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three large holes in an inverted triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord 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 Maldivian 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 and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS 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 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type L power charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the Maldivian power outlet. This hexagon shaped wall supply, sometimes called the Type L power outlet [12], can be recognised by the three large round adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord 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 Maldivian 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 and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Maldives
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  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, priced 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 (£20-£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, estimated price 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£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, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).