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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you're in Angola.This page contains step by step instructions showing you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 3G when you are visiting Angola using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Angolan wall outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Angola from another region please ensure your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend to visit an Angolan city such as Luanda or Cabinda we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Angola [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Angola

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Angola?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Angola by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Angola?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Angola is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Angola?

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from an Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with the iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Angolan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord 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 Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - wikipedia.org entry about Angola
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price 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, estimated price under $15.