How to charge the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Indonesia

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Indonesian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type F power charger, charging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Indonesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide shows how to power the iPhone 5C when staying in Indonesia using their G, C or F type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Indonesians will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. If travelling to Indonesia from another country please ensure the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like Jakarta we also suggest referring to the Indonesian entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Indonesia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Indonesia?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to an Indonesian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Indonesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indonesians use three different types of plug sockets (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 pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Indonesia. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home 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.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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, 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Indonesia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting Indonesia.
  • 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Indonesia?

Charging the iPhone 5C from an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Indonesian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using an Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C 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 the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power 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. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C 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 5C from an Indonesian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Indonesian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Indonesian power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch 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 iPhone is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesian entry on Wikipedia.org
  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