Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in India

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from an Indian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type M power adapter, powering the iPhone 5C using a Type C USB plug and charging the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type D power charger

Indian power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any common gadgets when you reach your hotel. Without knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to buy a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Differing standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5C . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are visiting abroad.When you are visiting India the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using their types D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type D wall outlets will be used by a majority of Indians. When travelling to India from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Mumbai or Delhi we suggest reading the wikipedia.org web page about India [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in India

Can the iPhone 5C be used in India?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to an Indian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in India?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for India to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets in India (D, C and M) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. 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 without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for India

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 5C, 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 can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both India and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to India.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 India.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in India?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Indian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with an Indian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C from an Indian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Indian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Indian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using an Indian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains power adapter 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 Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from an Indian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type M power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - wikipedia.org web page about India
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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