Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Djibouti

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Djiboutian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type E USB plug.

Djiboutian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5S . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 5S when staying in Djibouti.When you are planning a holiday to Djibouti this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 5S by using their standard E or C type Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Djibouti from another region make sure your iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Djibouti

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Djibouti?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Djibouti by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Djibouti is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Djiboutians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Djiboutian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Djibouti.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Djibouti?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Djiboutian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Djiboutian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Djiboutian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Djiboutian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cord into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

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