How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Jordan

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, charging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger

Jordanian power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Jordan it is helpful to know if you'll be able to power your essential gadgets when you reach your destination. By not knowing which power supply is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 5S in Jordan. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5S abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPhone 5S when staying in Jordan by using the standard types G, B, C, D, F or J Jordanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Jordanians will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Jordan from another country please ensure the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Jordan

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Jordan?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Jordanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Jordan?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Jordan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [16]. Jordanians use six different types of plug sockets (G, B, C, D, F and J) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [16] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jordan

The 4 port USB travel charger [16] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Jordan using 3 pinned 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jordan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Jordan?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Jordanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Jordanian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming 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 mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other where the short twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Note that power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into 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. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Jordanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Jordanian power outlet. The sunken circular power outlet (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [12]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into 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. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Jordanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped power outlet, technically known as the Type J power outlet [14], can be recognised by the three large circular holes forming a flattened triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jordanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan - Wikipedia entry about Jordan
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  15. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  16. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters