How to charge the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Niger

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, how to charge the iPhone 5 using a double pinned Type A power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a 3 pinned Type B power charger

Nigerien power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Niger. When you're visiting Niger this page has useful instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 5 using the standard D, A, B, C, E or F type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power changes depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the Africa page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Niger from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on staying in a city like Niamey we recommend reading the Nigerien Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Niger

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Niger?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Niger by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Niger to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Nigeriens use six different standards of wall outlets (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Niger we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Niger and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Niger.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Niger?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades go. Please note power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by two slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Be aware power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at 125 V should not be used in Niger so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB 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 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [10], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Nigerien power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 5 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a single metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB 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 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPhone 5 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 using a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Nigerien 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters