How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in Oman

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone from an Omani power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone using a Type C USB adapter.

Omani power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone in Oman. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone when they're going to Oman.If you are visiting Oman this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone using their Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Omanis use Type G wall outlets. When travelling to Oman from another country please ensure your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. If you are planning on taking a trip to tourist destinations such as Muscat we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Oman [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area.

This page details the iPhone 1st 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 have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Oman

Can the iPhone be used in Oman?

You can connect the iPhone to an Omani power outlet.

Oman

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Oman?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best international travel charger for Oman is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your Omani trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however 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 is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Oman?

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge your iPhone from an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from an Omani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the 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. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Omani power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger to power your iPhone from an Omani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone from the Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPhone by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Oman
  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 (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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 C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).