Charging the iPhone 3G in Lithuania

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3G with a Lithuanian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Lithuanian power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 3G in Lithuania. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3G when travelling to Lithuania by using their types F or C Lithuanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Lithuania from another country please double check your iPhone 3G 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 3G is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent 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 Lithuania

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Lithuania?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Lithuania?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G the best travel power adapter for Lithuania is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Lithuanians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lithuania

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lithuania 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 America visiting Lithuania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lithuania. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Lithuania?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3G with a Lithuanian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3G using the Lithuanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Lithuanian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Lithuanian 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 recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Lithuanian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Lithuanian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3G with a Lithuanian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using a Lithuanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Lithuanian 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 recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Lithuanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Lithuanian country Wiki page
  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, priced £5-£10.
  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 around £5.
  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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.