How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Liberia

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type A USB plug and recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type C power charger

Liberian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. 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 3G in Liberia. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Liberia this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 3G by using the standard B, A,C, E or F type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Liberia from a different country make sure the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Liberia

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Liberia?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Liberia by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of plug sockets that Liberians use (B, A,C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below 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 Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Liberia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Liberia. [14] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Liberia?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger to charge the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Liberian 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 phone is charging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger to charge the iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3G using a Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots with a hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Liberian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liberian country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced under $15.
  12. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  13. 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, costs between $10 to $15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.