Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Oman

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 3G with an Omani power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type C power plug.

Omani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when you're in staying in Oman.This page contains instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 3G when visiting Oman using their standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Omanis typically use Type G power outlets. Most power sources differ from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. When travelling to Oman from another region ensure the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Oman

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Oman?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to an Omani power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Oman?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Oman (G and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Omani trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Oman using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Oman?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 3G from an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from an Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable 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. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Omani power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 3G from an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G from an Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 3G).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPhone 3G with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Oman
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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.
  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. 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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.