Charging the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a Type F USB charger.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page contains useful instructions which shows how to charge your iPhone 3GS when travelling to Azerbaijan using the standard F or C type Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Azerbaijan from a different country please double check your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Azerbaijan

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Azerbaijan?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Azeris use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Azerbaijan?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3GS from an Azerbaijani power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS using the Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power 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 Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from an Azerbaijani power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS from an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from an Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijani country page 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, 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, costing 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, priced at between $15 to $20.