How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Cameroon

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Cameroonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.When you are visiting Cameroon these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 5C by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources differ depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Cameroon from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Cameroon

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Cameroon?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Cameroonians use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Cameroon. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

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 converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cameroon 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Cameroon?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Cameroonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C using a Cameroonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Cameroonian power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5C from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C from the Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord 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 Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Cameroon
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, costs 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).