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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a Type D power plug

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different 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 sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 5C in The United Arab Emirates. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to charge the iPhone 5C when you are travelling to The United Arab Emirates using their G, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Emiratis will typically use the Type G plug outlets. When you are travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another region please ensure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double 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 over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The United Arab Emirates

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

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in The United Arab Emirates?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel charger for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in The United Arab Emirates (types 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 can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility 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 and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The United Arab Emirates 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in The United Arab Emirates?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C 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 phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB adapter 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - The United Arab Emirates country page on wikipedia.org
  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