Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Yemen

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter, charging the iPhone 5 using a two pin Type A USB plug and powering the iPhone 5 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug

Yemeni power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 in Yemen using their standard Type G, A or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power sources will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When visiting Yemen from another country ensure the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device 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 when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Sana'a or Aden we recommend reading the Yemen wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Yemen

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Yemen?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Yemeni power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Yemen?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets in Yemen (G, A and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Yemeni trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

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 5, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Yemen?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPhone 5 with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 5).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Yemeni power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 5 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other. Please be aware that power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in Yemen so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Yemeni power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone 5).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemen 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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