How to charge the iPhone 3GS in Belarus

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Belarus power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type F USB charger.

Belarus power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPhone 3GS when staying in Belarus by using the standard types F or C Belarus 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Belarus 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 such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Belarus

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Belarus?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Belarus.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Belarus (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below 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 Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come 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 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 Belarus.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Belarus?

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Belarus power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord 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 Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Belarus power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Belarus power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belarus Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost around $10.
  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 around $5.
  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 $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.