Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Yemen

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Yemeni power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger, how to power the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Yemeni power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5C . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPhone 5C when they are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when you are in Yemen using the Type G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Yemen from another region please double check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C 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. If you intend to stay in a Yemeni city like Sana'a or Aden please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Yemen [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Yemen

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Yemen?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Yemen?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different types of power outlets (types G, A and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Yemeni trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Yemen we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those 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 when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Yemen.
  • 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 the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Yemen?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C 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 iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Yemeni power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins. Please note power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in Yemen so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Yemeni power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Wikipedia.org entry about Yemen
  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