Charging the iPhone 5 in Botswana

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Botswana power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type D power adapter, charging the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type G USB plug and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a three pinned Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.If visiting Botswana this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5 by using the Type G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Botswana from another country please double check your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Botswana

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Botswana?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Botswana?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel adapter for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Botswanans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana 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 America visiting Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Botswana power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using the Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Botswana power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Botswana power outlet

Learn how to power the iPhone 5 with a Botswana power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 using the Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Botswana power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Botswana power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana Wikipedia web page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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