How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPhone using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and charging the iPhone using a Type D USB adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone . This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPhone when going abroad.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone when you are in The United Arab Emirates by using their Type G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find a majority of Emiratis will use Type G plug outlets. When travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another country please check your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPhone be used in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use the iPhone in The United Arab Emirates by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Emirians use three different standards of power outlets (G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to The United Arab Emirates or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Arab Emirates 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting The United Arab Emirates using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This power outlet is recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type D power outlet [8]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - United Arab Emirates country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, priced at under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, 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, priced C$15-C$20.
  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$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.