Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Bahrain

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

Bahraini power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Bahrain using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Bahrainis will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When visiting Bahrain from a different country please check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on travelling to a destination such as Manama we recommend referring to the Bahrain Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Bahrain

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Bahrain?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Bahrain by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Bahrain to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Bahraini trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Bahrain we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bahrain.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Bahraini power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Bahraini power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Bahraini power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahrain Wikipedia page
  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