Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Yemen

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type D USB charger, how to power the iPhone using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power the iPhone using a 2 pin Type A USB plug

Yemeni power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone when staying abroad.When you're visiting Yemen these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone by using their standard G, A or D type Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Yemen from another country ensure your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Yemen

Can you use the iPhone in Yemen?

You can use the iPhone in Yemen by using a power adaptor.

Yemen

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Yemen?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel power adapter for Yemen is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Yemenis use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, A and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Yemen and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Yemen. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Yemen?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Yemeni power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral. Note power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Yemen
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £3 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).