Charging the iPhone 3G in Somalia

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Somali power outlet.

Somali power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to 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 charge the iPhone 3G . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 3G when they are travelling to Somalia.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when you are in Somalia by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C Somali plug outlet, with the Somalians using a Europlug for wall outlets. If travelling to Somalia from a different region make sure that the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Somalia

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Somalia?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Somalia?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and 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 without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Somalia 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 Somalia.
  • 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 just 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 Somalia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Somalia?

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 3G from a Somali power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using a Somali power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power plug adapter into the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge. [AD]
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Somali power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Somali Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power plug adapter - Conforming to Europlug specifications, the Type C USB power plug adapter incorporates two 4 mm rounded pins spaced 19 mm apart. It is engineered to adapt electrical outlets commonly found in Europe, converting them to USB-compatible charging ports..
  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 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..