Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Liberia

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5 using a 3 pin Type B power charger and charging the iPhone 5 using a double pinned Europlug Type C USB plug

Liberian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 5 . When you are travelling to Liberia these instructions show powering the iPhone 5 by using their standard Type B, A,C, E or F 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Liberia from a different region please check the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Liberia

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Liberia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Liberian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Liberia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of wall outlets (types B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Liberian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Liberia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Liberia 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Liberia using type B American 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. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Liberia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power the iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [8], can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Liberian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using the Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from the Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberia 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters