Charging the iPhone 5C when staying in Niger

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5C with a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter, recharging the iPhone 5C using a double pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type B USB plug

Nigerien power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5C when they are travelling to Niger.When you are planning a vacation to Niger these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using their types D, A, B, C, E or F Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Niger from another region ensure the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Nigerien city like Niamey refer to the Nigerien country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Niger

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Niger?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Niger is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six different types of wall outlets in Niger (D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Niger.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [16] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Niger?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in Niger so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware power cords with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply can be recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into 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. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Nigerien power outlet

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

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Nigerien power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerien power outlet. The round plug supply (known as a Type E power outlet [12] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus one metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5C with a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C using the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nigerien power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as a Type F power outlet [14] or Schuko plug, can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nigerien country entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$15-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 B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  12. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  14. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  15. 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, estimated price under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  16. 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).