How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Chad

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C power charger, recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type D power charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Chadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 5S abroad.When visiting Chad the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S using their D, C, E or F type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Chad from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay at a Chadian destination like N'Djamena please read the Chad country Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Chad

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Chad?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Chadian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Chad?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Chad (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Chad or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chad and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Chad using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Chad?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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 phone is powering up which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 3 circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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 phone is powering up which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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 phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad country 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters