How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Israel

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type M USB adapter, charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type C power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a three pin Type H USB adapter

Israeli power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When travelling to Israel these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 3GS by using the standard M, C or H type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type H wall outlets will be normally used by most Israelis. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting Israel from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can accept a 220v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device 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 overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Israel

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Israel by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Israel?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different standards of power outlets (M, C and H) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Israel?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes. Type C plug outlets in Israel aren't as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit in Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with an Israeli power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type H USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Insert the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. The grounded wall supply, technically known as the Type H power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 3 slots pointing to the middle forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground. You'll notice more modern type H plug supplies have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs which can be found in 139 other countries. Type H plug outlets will be the most commonly used sockets in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord 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. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangle pattern. Note that Type M plug outlets are less common in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 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 H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).