How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Madagascar

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, powering the iPhone 5 using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Malagasy power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in Madagascar. This page is a simple guide which shows exactly how to charge the iPhone 5 when going to Madagascar by using the standard types D, C, E, J or K Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type D plug outlets will be normally used by most Malagasy. If your iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Madagascar from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPhone 5 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Madagascar

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Madagascar?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Malagasy power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Madagascar?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5 then the best international travel power adapter for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different standards of power outlets in Madagascar (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Madagascar or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Madagascar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Madagascar?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into 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 your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power supply, also called a Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into 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 your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Malagasy power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type K power outlet [12], can be recognised by the three large holes forming an upside-down triangular shape and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Madagascar country 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters