How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in The Maldives

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a 3 pinned Type D power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a three pinned Type J power plug

Maldivian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 3G when they're going to Maldives.When staying in Maldives these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 3G by using the G, D, J, K or L type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Maldivians normally use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. Power supplies will change from region to region so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Maldives from a different country make sure that the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in The Maldives

Can you use the iPhone 3G in The Maldives?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in The Maldives by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Maldives is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Maldives 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Maldives?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the USB power charger 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Maldivian power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type J USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. This hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically called a Type J power outlet [8], looks like 3 holes forming a flattened triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB power charger 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type K power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the Maldivian power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type K power outlet [10]) can be identified by the three holes in an upside-down triangular pattern and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type L USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this hexagon shaped power outlet by the 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line. Note there are two different types of Type L wall supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldives country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under £25.
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, £15-£20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, £5-£10.
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, around £5.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.