Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Hong Kong

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Hong Kong power outlet.

Hong Kong power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C in Hong Kong using a standard 220 volt 50Hz G Type Hong Kong power outlet, with the Hongkongers using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are travelling to Hong Kong from another region please double check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Hong Kong

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Hong Kong?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Hong Kong power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Hong Kong?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Hong Kong is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hong Kong 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 visiting Hong Kong.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 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 Hong Kong.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Hong Kong?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Hong Kong power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from the Hong Kong power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB 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 called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong Wikipedia web 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