Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Syria

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 with a Syrian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type L USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 5 using a Type C Europlug power plug and recharging the iPhone 5 using a 2 pin Type E power charger

Syrian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Syria.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when staying in Syria using their standard E, C or L type Syrian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Syria from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Syria

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Syria?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Syrian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Syria?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel adapter for Syria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Syrians use (types E, C and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Syrian trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Syria.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Syria?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 from a Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Syrian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 with a Syrian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using the Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go and a single long metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 with a Syrian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two types of Type L power supply rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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