How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Indonesia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, powering the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger

Indonesian power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you're travelling abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show exactly how to charge the iPhone 5 when going to Indonesia by using the standard types G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Indonesians will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Indonesia from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5 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 during charging. If you are planning to stay in an Indonesian destination like Jakarta please read the Indonesian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Indonesia

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Indonesia?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to an Indonesian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Indonesia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Indonesia (types G, C and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As 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 in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Indonesia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power 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 smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 5, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Indonesian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Indonesian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Indonesian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Indonesian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB 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 your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesian 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/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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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