Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Kuwait

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Kuwaiti power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the iPhone 5C when you're visiting Kuwait using the Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Kuwait from another country make sure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device 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 powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Kuwaiti city like Kuwait City or Al Jahra read the Kuwait Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Kuwait

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Kuwait?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Kuwait is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kuwaitis use two different types of power outlets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional 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 [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Kuwait.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Kuwait?

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

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Kuwaiti power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Kuwaiti power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwait 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters