How to charge the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Botswana

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Botswana power outlet using a Lightning cable with a three pin Type M USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and powering the iPhone 5C using a Type D power plug

Botswana power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5C in Botswana. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you're in Botswana.If you're going to Botswana this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C using the standard Type G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Botswana from another region check the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Botswana

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Botswana?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Botswana by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Botswana (types G, D and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Botswana we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips 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 come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Botswana.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Botswana. [10]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Botswana?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Botswana power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 5C from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Botswana power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Botswana power outlet using a Lightning cable with a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Botswana country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).