Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Romania

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3G with a Romanian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type F power charger.

Romanian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 3G when they are travelling abroad.This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 3G when travelling to Romania using their standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Romania from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Romania

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Romania?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 3G then the best international travel adapter for Romania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Romania (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Romanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Romania and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Romania using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Romania?

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

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Romanian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Romanian power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Romanian power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G from a Romanian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large adjacent holes, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Romanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Romania
  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, £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, 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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.