Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Chad

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Chadian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger, charging the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type C power charger and how to power the iPhone 3GS using a Type D USB plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when they're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Chad the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 3GS by using their standard Type D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Chad from another country ensure your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop 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 Chad

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Chad?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Chadian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Chad?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chadians use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chad and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Chad.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Chad?

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

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS using the Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 Chadian 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 3GS is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Chadian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power adapter to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [10], can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Wikipedia.org entry about Chad
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters