How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in The United Arab Emirates

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet, how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Type G power plug and recharging the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5 when you're travelling to The United Arab Emirates by using the standard types G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are normally used by most Emirians. When you are travelling to The United Arab Emirates from a different country double check your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPhone 5 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use the iPhone 5 in The United Arab Emirates.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) 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 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to The United Arab Emirates or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is 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 The United Arab Emirates.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB 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 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates 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 mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - United Arab Emirates 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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