Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in San Marino

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Sammarinese power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type L USB charger, charging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type F power charger

Sammarinese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 3G . This guide was written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 3G abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your iPhone 3G when travelling to San Marino using the F, C or L type Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to San Marino from a different region ensure that your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in San Marino

Can you use the iPhone 3G in San Marino?

You can use the iPhone 3G in San Marino.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in San Marino?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel charger for San Marino to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets in San Marino (F, C and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Sammarinese trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting San Marino using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting San Marino. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in San Marino?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply can be recognised by two large adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type L power adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G from the Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet by three round holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. You'll find there are two types of Type L wall outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sammarinese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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 at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).