Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Guinea

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F power adapter, charging the iPhone 5S using a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type K power adapter

Guinean power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5S . If you're staying in Guinea this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5S by using their standard F, C or K type Guinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Guinea from another region make sure your iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Guinea?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Guinea.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guineans use three different types of power outlets (types F, C and K) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports 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 travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Guinea we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 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 power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Guinea using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Guinea?

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

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

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power supply is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power 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 Guinean 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 one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  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. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea Wikipedia 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