Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Chad

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Chadian power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB charger, how to power the iPhone 5 using a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type D power adapter

Chadian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Chad.If planning a holiday to Chad these instructions show charging the iPhone 5 by using the types D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Chad from another region please check the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Chad

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Chad?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Chad?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chadians use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures 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 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging 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 charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall 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 travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chad 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 North America going to Chad.
  • 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 more cost effective 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 Chad.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Chad?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your iPhone 5 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5 from a Chadian 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 5.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Chadian 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 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Chadian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Chadian power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 5 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] 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 Chadian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, 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 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using the Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The recessed round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters