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

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Cypriot power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPhone 3G abroad.This page is a guide showing exactly how to power the iPhone 3G when staying in Cyprus by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Cypriot plug outlet, the Cypriots will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Cyprus from a different country check your iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a Cypriot destination like Nicosia or Limassol we suggest referring to the Cyprus country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Cyprus

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Cyprus?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Cyprus.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best international travel power adapter for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a 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 phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Cyprus.
  • 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 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Cyprus?

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Cypriot power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters