Charging the iPhone 5 in Mozambique

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 5 with a Mozambican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type M power adapter, charging the iPhone 5 using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging the iPhone 5 using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug

Mozambican power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you are travelling to Mozambique.When you are planning a vacation to Mozambique the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5 using the standard F, C or M type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Mozambique from another country please check the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Mozambique

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Mozambique?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Mozambican power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Mozambique?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Mozambique (types F, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Mozambique we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Mozambique.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Mozambique?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. 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 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Mozambican power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 5 with a Mozambican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three large holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. 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 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Mozambican Wikipedia web 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters