How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

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

Central African power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 5 in The Central African Republic. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 5 abroad.When you're travelling to The Central African Republic this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5 using the standard types E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Central African Republic from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Central African Republic

Can you use the iPhone 5 in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in The Central African Republic by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in The Central African Republic (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, 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 The Central African Republic 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 visiting The Central African Republic using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This gives 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in The Central African Republic?

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

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

  1. To power your iPhone 5 from the Central African power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Central African 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 phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Central African power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 with a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This circular plug outlet, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and 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 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Wikipedia.org page about The Central African Republic
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters