How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Yemen

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Yemeni power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type D power charger

Yemeni power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you are staying abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone 5S when you are in Yemen by using the standard Type G, A or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will vary from region to region so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Yemen from another country please make sure your iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Yemen

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Yemen?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Yemen.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Yemen is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs 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 5S 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 support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Yemen. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Yemen using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 Yemen.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Yemen?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Yemeni power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Yemeni 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 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  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 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from the Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. First plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other. Please be aware power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Yemeni power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Yemeni power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S using the Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the power 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. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

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