How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Djibouti

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Djiboutian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Type E USB adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 abroad.If you're travelling to Djibouti these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 5 by using the standard types E or C Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Djibouti from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5 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. If you intend on taking a trip to a city such as Djibouti or Ali Sabieh we also recommend reading the Djibouti Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Djibouti

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Djibouti?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Djibouti by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Djibouti?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel charger for Djibouti is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Djiboutians use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Djibouti. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Djibouti and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Djibouti using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Djibouti.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Djibouti?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Djiboutian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5 using a Djiboutian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Djiboutian power outlet. This round wall supply (called the Type E power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning charging cable into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - Djibouti Wikipedia web 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/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