Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Ghana

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Ghanaian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type D USB plug.

Ghanaian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C abroad.If planning a trip to Ghana the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using their standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Ghana from a different country please check that your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts 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 over-heating whilst powering it up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Accra or Kumasi please refer to the Ghana country entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Ghana

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Ghana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Ghanaian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Ghana?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ghanaians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Ghana we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ghana and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Ghana.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Ghana?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Ghanaian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C using the Ghanaian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ghanaian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Ghanaian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C using the Ghanaian power outlet you will need to buy 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 5C).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ghanaian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana country entry on wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters