How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Mali

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Malian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 5 using a Type E power charger.

Malian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.When visiting Mali the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5 using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Mali from another region make sure that your iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Mali

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Mali?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Mali?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Malians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Mali or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mali and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Mali.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Mali.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Mali?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 from the Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] 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 C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of 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 Malian 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.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Malian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Malian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Malian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Malian 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.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Wikipedia entry about Mali
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters