How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Chad

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Chadian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you're in Chad.When going to Chad this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3G using their standard types D, C, E or F Chadian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Chad from a different country make sure the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Chad

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Chad?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Chadian power outlet.

Chad

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Chad is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of plug sockets that Chadians use (types D, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Chad. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Chad using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Chad. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Chad?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Chadian power outlet by using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from a Chadian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G from a Chadian power outlet by using a 30 pin cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E power charger to charge the iPhone 3G with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from the Chadian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Chadian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Chadian power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3G using a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Chadian entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under C$20.
  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 under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.