Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Liberia

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter, recharging the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5C using a 2 pin Type C USB plug

Liberian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when they're going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Liberia these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Type B, A,C, E or F 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Liberia from a different country please double check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check 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 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Liberia

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Liberia?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Liberia by using a power adaptor.

Liberia

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Liberia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Liberia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of power outlets that Liberians use (B, A,C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Liberian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets 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 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Liberia 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 offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 Liberia. [13]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Liberia?

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  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 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Liberian 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 mobile is charging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect 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 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  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 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Liberian 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 mobile is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Liberian 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 is charging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, 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 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Liberia page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (£2-£3 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  12. iec.ch - 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).