Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Namibia

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Namibian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C abroad.If you are visiting Namibia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5C by using the types D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Namibia from a different country please check that your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Namibia

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Namibia?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Namibian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel adapter for Namibia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Namibian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Namibia we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Namibia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Namibia?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C from a Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Namibian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type M power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C using the Namibian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Namibian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 large circular holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Namibian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Namibia wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  7. 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 between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  8. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).