Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Nigeria

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Nigerian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a three pinned Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 5C . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C abroad.When you're travelling to Nigeria the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using their standard Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Nigeria from a different region please check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Nigerian place such as Lagos refer to the Nigerian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Nigeria

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Nigeria?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Nigeria?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Nigeria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nigerians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Nigerian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Nigeria we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge 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 converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nigeria 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 going to Nigeria.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Nigerian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Nigerian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Nigerian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Nigerian power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C from a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nigerian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. 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 (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).