Charging the iPhone 3G in Malaysia

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. If visiting Malaysia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3G by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian wall outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Malaysia from a different country ensure that the iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Malaysia

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Malaysia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Malaysian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G the best travel power adapter for Malaysia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you’re not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the universal multi-device USB wall charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Malaysia 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Malaysia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Malaysia?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Malaysian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G from the Malaysian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3G.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power plug adapter into the Malaysian power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malaysia Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power plug adapter - Suitable for use in England, Ireland, and Scotland, a grounded three pin Type G adapter turns UK electrical power outlets into USB ports for reliable charging..
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. Universal multi-device USB wall charger - A universal multi-device USB wall charger features USB PD and standard ports for fast charging simultaneous. These includes interchangeable international plug adapters making it ideal for travel and certified for safety to protect against current and heat.