How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Mozambique

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Mozambican power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C Europlug power charger, charging the iPhone 5C using a Schuko Type F USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a three pinned Type M USB plug

Mozambican power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPhone 5C when they are visiting Mozambique.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power your iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Mozambique using their types F, C or M Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Mozambique from a different country check that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to visit a Mozambican city such as Maputo please read the wikipedia.org entry about Mozambique [1] for more information prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Mozambique

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Mozambique?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Mozambique.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Mozambique?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Mozambique is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Mozambicans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mozambique 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mozambique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Mozambique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Mozambican power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 5C with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C 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 will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. This power outlet is recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Mozambican power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Mozambican power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 5C by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Mozambican power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Mozambican power outlet with a Lightning cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [8]) can be identified by three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Mozambique
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).