How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

Using an Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from an Azerbaijani power outlet and recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type F power adapter.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 3G in Azerbaijan. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the iPhone 3G when you are in Azerbaijan by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Azerbaijan from another country please make sure that your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Azerbaijan

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Azerbaijan?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to an Azerbaijani power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Azerbaijan?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Azerbaijanis use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Azerbaijan. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Azerbaijan 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Azerbaijan using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Azerbaijan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Azerbaijani power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into 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. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from an Azerbaijani power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G with an Azerbaijani power outlet with an Apple 30 pin connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Azerbaijani power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijan Wiki page
  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, 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 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 $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, estimated price around $15.