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

How to connect a Reunionese power outlet to the iPhone 5

Reunionese power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Reunion. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Reunion this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5 by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz E Type plug outlet, the Reunionese will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. If visiting Reunion from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Reunion

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Reunion?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Reunion?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Reunion is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Reunion.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Reunion?

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

Learn how to power your iPhone 5 with a Reunionese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 using a Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Reunionese power outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins sit and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB 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 is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunionese country page on Wikipedia
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters