How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Djibouti

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you are staying in Djibouti the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5C using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Djibouti from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Djibouti or Ali Sabieh refer to the wikipedia.org page about Djibouti [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Djibouti

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Djibouti?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Djibouti.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel power adapter for Djibouti to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Djibouti (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Djibouti or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Djibouti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Djibouti using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Djibouti?

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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C using a Djiboutian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the 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 Djiboutian 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Djiboutian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Djiboutian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Djiboutian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Djiboutian 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 iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Djibouti
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costing around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).