How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Bangladesh

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Bangladeshi power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. If you are travelling to Bangladesh the following instructions show charging your iPhone 3GS using their Type G, C, D or K 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary from region to region so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. If visiting Bangladesh from another region check that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Bangladesh

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Bangladesh?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Bangladesh is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Bangladesh (types G, C, D and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Bangladesh. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bangladesh and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Bangladesh using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Bangladesh.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Bangladesh?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord 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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB charger to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS using a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three large holes forming a triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power 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. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Wikipedia entry about Bangladesh
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters