How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Uganda

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Ugandan power outlet.

Ugandan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never been there before. If you're going to Uganda this page has instructions showing powering your iPhone 3GS by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Ugandans using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Power sources will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are visiting Uganda from a different country ensure that the iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your iPhone 3GS 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 that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Uganda

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Uganda?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Uganda by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Uganda?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel charger for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Uganda.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Ugandan power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Ugandan 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 3GS).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Ugandan 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 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone 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 3GS from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ugandan country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, 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, costing around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.