Charging the iPhone 3G when staying in Belarus

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Belarus power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Belarus power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to power your iPhone 3G when you are visiting Belarus using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Belarus from another country make sure that the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Belarus

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Belarus?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Belarus power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Belarus

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Belarus to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belarusians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 going to Belarus using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Belarus?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 3G with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using a Belarus power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Belarus power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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 Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 3G from a Belarus power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3G from a Belarus power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Belarus power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Belarus
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $15 to $20.
  8. 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.