Charging the iPhone 3GS in Hungary

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Hungarian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type F power charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. If visiting Hungary these instructions show how to power your iPhone 3GS by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Hungary from another country please check your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPhone 3GS 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 that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Hungary

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Hungary?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Hungarian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Hungary?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best travel adapter for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Hungary (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a plane. 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 on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hungary 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 Hungary.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Hungary?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Hungarian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS using a Hungarian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Hungarian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Hungarian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Hungarian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Hungary
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, priced at £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, estimated cost £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, estimated price around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.