How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Lesotho

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPhone 5 abroad.When you're visiting Lesotho these instructions show how to power the iPhone 5 using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type M power outlet. If travelling to Lesotho from a different region double check the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Lesotho

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Lesotho?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Lesotho by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to Lesotho or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Lesotho?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type M power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Basotho power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Basotho power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type M power outlet [3], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - wikipedia.org entry about Lesotho
  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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters