How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in East Timor

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter, how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger

East Timor power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the iPhone 5 in East Timor by using the standard Type E, C, F or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting East Timor from a different region please ensure the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in East Timor

Can you use the iPhone 5 in East Timor?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in East Timor by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in East Timor?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both East Timor and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting East Timor.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in East Timor?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 from the East Timor power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using the East Timor power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with an East Timor power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using an East Timor power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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