Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Iraq

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from an Iraqi power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger, how to power the iPhone 5C using a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a Type D USB plug

Iraqi power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5C . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 5C when staying abroad.If you're visiting Iraq this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5C by using their Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Iraq from another country ensure that your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on travelling to an Iraqi city like Baghdad or Basra please refer to the Wikipedia.org web page about Iraq [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Iraq

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Iraq?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to an Iraqi power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Iraq?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets in Iraq (G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Iraqi trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Iraq.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Iraq?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from an Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type C 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 C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from an Iraqi power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C from the Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Wikipedia.org web page about Iraq
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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