Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Comoros

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Comorian power outlet and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type E power adapter.

Comorian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards 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 you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when staying in Comoros.This page is a step-by-step guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when you're travelling to Comoros using the Type E or C Comorian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Comoros from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure 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 over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Comoros

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Comoros?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Comoros.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 3G then the best travel adapter for Comoros is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Comorians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3G 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 charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Comorian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Comoros using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Comoros?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G using the Comorian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Comorian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Comorian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3G using the Comorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Comorian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Wikipedia.org web page about Comoros
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters