Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Turkey

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Turkish power outlet and how to power the iPhone 3G using a Type F USB plug.

Turkish power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Turkey it can be helpful to know if you can use any essential devices that you are bringing with you. But by not knowing which power supply is used you could end up either over packing with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you need to recharge which might be incompatible. Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 3G . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when staying in Turkey.If planning a vacation to Turkey the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3G by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Turks will normally use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Turkey from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Turkey

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Turkey?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Turkey?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3G then the best international travel adapter for Turkey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Turks use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Turkish trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkey 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Turkey?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G from the Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then 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. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 3G from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from a Turkish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round plug outlet, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Turkey
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  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 £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, costing around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.