Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Namibia

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type D power adapter and charging the iPhone 5 using a three pinned Type M power adapter.

Namibian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 5 . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when they're staying in Namibia.If you're planning a holiday to Namibia the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 5 by using their standard D or M type Namibian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Namibia from a different region ensure your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Namibia

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Namibia?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Namibia.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Namibian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Namibia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Namibia?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5 from a Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Namibian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Namibian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type M power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5 using the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [6], looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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