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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type K USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 5 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter

Guinean power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. If you are visiting Guinea this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 5 using their standard types F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Guinea from another country please ensure your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Guinean destination such as Conakry or Guéckédou refer to the Guinea country Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 the best travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Guineans use (types F, C and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guinea. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 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 Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Guinea?

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Guinean power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Guinean power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from a Guinean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug supply, also called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the Guinean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in an upside-down triangular pattern for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea country Wiki 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters