How to charge the iPhone 5C in Libya

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with a Libyan power outlet, charging the iPhone 5C using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger

Libyan power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5C in Libya. When you're planning a vacation to Libya the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5C using the standard D, C, F or L type 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 5C doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Libya from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone 5C is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power outlet instead of 110 volts. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Libya

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Libya?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Libya.

Libya

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of wall outlets in Libya (types D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Libyan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Libya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Libya. [12]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Libya?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Libyan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type L USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped wall supply by the 3 large round holes in a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L wall outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger 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 Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Libya
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$5).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).