Charging the iPhone 3GS when visiting Qatar

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Qatari power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type D power plug.

Qatari power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 3GS when they are going to Qatar.When visiting Qatar these instructions show how to power the iPhone 3GS using the standard G or D type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Qataris will normally use Type G wall outlets. If travelling to Qatar from another region check that the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Qatar

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Qatar?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Qatari power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Qatar is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Qatar (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Qatar using type B 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost 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 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 Qatar.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Qatar?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Qatari power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using the Qatari power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug outlet (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Qatari power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Qatari power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Qatari 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 which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatari Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters