Charging the iPhone 3G when visiting Myanmar

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger, how to charge the iPhone 3G using a three pinned Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a Type D power charger

Myanmar power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 3G . This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G abroad.When visiting Myanmar the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3G using their standard Type G, C, D or F 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Myanmar from a different country ensure the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Myanmar

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Myanmar?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Myanmar power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best travel charger for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Myanmas use four different standards of power outlets (G, C, D and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Myanmar 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Myanmar using 3 pin type B US 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Myanmar?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Myanmar power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Myanmar power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G from the Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Myanmar power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Myanmar
  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, costs £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, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at under £10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.