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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter to power your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet, how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a three pin Type G USB adapter and powering the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type C power plug

Iraqi power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.When you're staying in Iraq this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G using their Type G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the Asia and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Iraq from another region check your iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Iraq

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Iraq?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to an Iraqi power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Iraq?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G the best travel charger for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Iraq (G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Iraqi trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iraq 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Iraq using 3 pinned 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 Iraq.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Iraq?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone 3G with an Iraqi power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  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 Iraqi 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 phone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter to power your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet you will need a Type D 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. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraq country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated price 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, under C$15.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price under C$20.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.