Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in Burundi

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Burundian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Type E USB adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5 in Burundi. When you're planning a trip to Burundi these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 by using their types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Burundi from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Burundi

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Burundi?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Burundi.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Burundi?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Burundians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Burundian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Burundi.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Burundi?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Burundian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Burundian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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 Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Burundian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using a Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 5 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Wikipedia.org entry about Burundi
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters