How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Oman

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an Omani power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and powering the iPhone 3GS using a Type C power charger.

Omani power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3GS in Oman. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when you're going abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Oman using their G or C type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Omanis. When you are visiting Oman from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on staying in a place such as Muscat or Thumrait read the Oman Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Oman

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Oman?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Oman by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best travel charger for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (types 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 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Omani trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back 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 searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 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 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] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Oman?

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

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS using an Omani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Omani power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an Omani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Omani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB 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 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Omani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Oman Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  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 (£15-£20 GBP / around 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, costing around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).