How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Myanmar

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Myanmar power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger, charging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Myanmar power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Myanmar by using the standard types G, C, D or F Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If visiting Myanmar from another region please make sure that your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Myanmar

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Myanmar?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Myanmar power outlet by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Myanmar?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of power outlets in Myanmar (types G, C, D and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Myanmar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Myanmar?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB power charger 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS using a Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Myanmar power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power supply, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Myanmar Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price under C$5.
  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 price under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, C$4-C$5.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under C$5.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, priced C$4-C$5.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.