How to charge the iPhone 3G in Lesotho

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 3G when they're visiting Lesotho.If you are staying in Lesotho the following instructions show charging your iPhone 3G using their 220 volt 50Hz Type M Basotho wall supply. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If visiting Lesotho from another region double check your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Lesotho

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Lesotho.

Lesotho

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and 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 buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Lesotho or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying 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 different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Lesotho using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Lesotho?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Basotho power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3G using a Basotho power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. First plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Basotho Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.