Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Burundi

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Burundian power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type E power charger.

Burundian power outlet

Different voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you're going abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to charge your iPhone 5C when travelling to Burundi by using their standard E or C type Burundian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page for a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Burundi from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Burundi

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Burundi?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Burundian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Burundians use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Burundi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Burundi?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Burundian power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Burundian power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C from a Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Burundian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Burundian power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Type E power outlet [6], can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go and a single long metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power 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 Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Burundi entry on wikipedia
  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, 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).