How to charge the iPhone when staying in Qatar

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone with a Qatari power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone using a Type D power charger.

Qatari power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone when you're visiting Qatar by using the standard types G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Qataris. When you are visiting Qatar from a different country double check your iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This page details the iPhone first 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 Qatar

Can the iPhone be used in Qatar?

You can use the iPhone in Qatar.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Qatar?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Qatar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Qataris use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and using a travel charger like 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 just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. 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 bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Qatar or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Qatar 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 Qatar using 3 pinned type B American 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 Qatar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Qatar?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone from a Qatari power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Qatari power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger 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 Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone from a Qatari power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone with a Qatari power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from the Qatari power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Qatari power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone from a Qatari power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Qatari Wikipedia page
  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 (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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 between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, estimated cost under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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).