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

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Angolan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Angola by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for power outlets. When you are visiting Angola from a different country double check your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power 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 Angola

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Angola?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to an Angolan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Angola and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico 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 at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Angola. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Angola?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with an Angolan power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3GS using an Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Angolan power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cable into the 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. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Angolan entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs under $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, 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 between $15 to $20.