Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Bahrain

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Bahraini power outlet.

Bahraini power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 abroad.If travelling to Bahrain this page has instructions showing powering the iPhone 5 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Bahraini power outlet, with the Bahrainis using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. You'll discover that power supplies differ depending on which area you are in therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Bahrain from a different country please check the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a place like Manama or Riffa we also suggest reading the Bahraini country entry on wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Bahrain

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Bahrain?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Bahraini power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Bahrain?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Bahrain is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Bahraini trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bahrain and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Bahrain using 3 pin type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Bahrain?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 from a Bahraini power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters