Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Namibia

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Namibian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a Type M USB plug.

Namibian power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 3G in Namibia. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 3G abroad.When you are travelling to Namibia the following useful instructions show powering the iPhone 3G using the Type D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Namibia from a different country please ensure your iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Windhoek or Rundu we recommend referring to the Namibia country wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Namibia

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Namibia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Namibian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Namibia?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Namibia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Namibian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however 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 crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Namibia 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Namibian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D USB charger to power the iPhone 3G from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G using the Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Namibian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB 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. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Namibian power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Namibian power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type M power adapter to power your iPhone 3G with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3G from a Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Namibian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Namibia country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £20-£25.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, around £5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.