Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Madagascar

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5S using a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type D USB plug

Malagasy power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when staying abroad.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your iPhone 5S when travelling to Madagascar using the types D, C, E, J or K 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Malagasy typically use Type D plugs in their plug outlets. If the iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Madagascar from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Madagascar

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Madagascar?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Madagascar.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Madagascar?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Malagasy use five different types of power outlets (D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Malagasy 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 and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Madagascar we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Madagascar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Madagascar using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar. [14]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Madagascar?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Malagasy power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type J power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type J USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the 3 large holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Malagasy power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Madagascar Wikipedia page
  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 (under £10 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, costing 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  14. 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).