Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Principe

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Prinicipe power outlet and recharging the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Prinicipe power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5 . This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when travelling to Principe using the Type F or C Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Principe from another country make sure the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Principe

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Principe?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Prinicipe power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Principe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Prinicipians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Principe 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 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 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Principe.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Principe?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Prinicipe power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Prinicipe power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Prinicipe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - wikipedia.org web page about Principe
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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