Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter, recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 5S using a double pinned Type C USB plug

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5S when going to The United Arab Emirates using the Type G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Emirians will use the Type G plug outlets. If you are visiting The United Arab Emirates from another region please double check the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to a United Arab Emirates city like Dubai or Abu Dhabi please refer to the United Arab Emirates country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use the iPhone 5S in The United Arab Emirates?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S the best international travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your United Arab Emirates trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters 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, North 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 option for travellers originating from America going to The United Arab Emirates.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The United Arab Emirates?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 5S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from a 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] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 5S from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5S using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S 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 - United Arab Emirates country Wiki 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