Charging the iPhone 3GS when visiting Estonia

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from an Estonian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type F USB charger.

Estonian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when staying abroad.When you're visiting Estonia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3GS by using their standard F or C type Estonian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Estonia from another country ensure that your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Estonia

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Estonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to an Estonian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Estonia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Estonians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Estonia we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Estonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Estonia?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Estonian power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using an Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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 Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Estonia
  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, 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).