Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Syria

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Syrian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type L power adapter, powering the iPhone 5C using a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type E power adapter

Syrian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 5C . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when staying in Syria using the types E, C or L 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Syria from another country ensure your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Syria

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Syria?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Syrian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for Syria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different types of power outlets (types E, C and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Syrian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Syria using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Syria?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Syrian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C from a Syrian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. This sunken round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Syrian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type L power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped power supply by the three round holes forming a line. Note that there are two types of Type L wall outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syrian page on Wikipedia
  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