Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Benin

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5C from a Beninese power outlet with a Lightning connector and a two pin Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets 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 specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are abroad.When you're visiting Benin this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5C by using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Benin from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Benin

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Benin?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Beninese power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Benin?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel power adapter for Benin is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Beninese use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and 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. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Benin and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Benin.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Benin?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Beninese power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5C from a Beninese power outlet with a Lightning connector and a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Beninese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Beninese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one 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 Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Beninese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Beninese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C using the Beninese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one 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 Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Beninese Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).