Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to East Timor

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from an East Timor power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger, how to power the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type E power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type F Schuko power adapter

East Timor power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5S . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you're travelling abroad.This page is a step-by-step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 5S when you are in East Timor using the Type E, C, F or I 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting East Timor from another country ensure that your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v 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 a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in East Timor

Can you use the iPhone 5S in East Timor?

You can use the iPhone 5S in East Timor by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in East Timor?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different types of wall outlets (types E, C, F and I) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your East Timor trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to East Timor we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both East Timor and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting East Timor.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in East Timor?

Charging the iPhone 5S from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an East Timor power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an East Timor power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from an East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an East Timor power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from an East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into 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. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S 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 page on Wikipedia
  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