Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Republic of the Congo

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Congo power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type E USB plug

Congo power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 3GS when they're abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 3GS when you're visiting The Republic of the Congo using their standard types E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting The Republic of the Congo from another country check the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Republic of the Congo

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Congo power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS then the best travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in The Republic of the Congo (types E, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Republic of the Congo using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Republic of the Congo?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Congo power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS from the Congo power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Congo power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Congo power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Congo power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3GS using a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Congo power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type E power adapter to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - The Republic of the Congo Wikipedia web page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters