How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Madagascar

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C from a Malagasy power outlet using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Malagasy power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the iPhone 5C when staying in Madagascar by using the Type D, C, E, J or K 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type D power outlets are used by most Malagasy. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections travel power connections list for a full list showing countries. If your iPhone 5C charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Madagascar from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 5C is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Madagascar

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Madagascar?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Malagasy power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Madagascar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Malagasy use five different types of plug sockets (D, C, E, J and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Madagascar. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Madagascar 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 North America visiting Madagascar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar. [14] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Madagascar?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C with a Malagasy power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple power cord into the power 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. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Malagasy power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C 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 should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Malagasy power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type J USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by 3 circular holes forming a flattened triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in an inverted triangle shape with the bottom hole appearing in a semicircular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Madagascar
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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 around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, priced at under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).