How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Bahrain

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Bahraini power outlet.

Bahraini power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the iPhone 5S abroad.When going to Bahrain the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Bahraini wall outlet, with the Bahrainis using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Bahrain from another country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Bahrain

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Bahrain?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bahrain?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Bahrain is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can 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 iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for 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 individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bahrain using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bahraini power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Bahraini power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini 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