How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Iraq

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from an Iraqi power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Europlug Type C power charger

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Iraq the following instructions show powering your iPhone 5S by using the standard types G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Iraq from another region please make sure the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Iraq

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Iraq?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Iraq.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Iraq?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different types of wall outlets (types G, C and D) 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 it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger 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 Iraq. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Iraq.
  • 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Iraq?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use 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 5S.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5S from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically supplied with the iPhone 5S by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Iraqi power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from an Iraqi power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using an Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi 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 one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraqi page 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/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