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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Central African power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Central African power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. When staying in The Central African Republic this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to The Central African Republic from a different country check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 5C 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 overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Central African Republic

Can the iPhone 5C be used in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in The Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel power adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Central Africans use (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 handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to The Central African Republic.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in The Central African Republic?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C using a Central African power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Central African power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from 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 will usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Central African Wikipedia page
  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, priced at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-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, estimated price 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).