Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Senegal

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Senegalese power outlet, charging the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type D power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a double pin Type E power adapter

Senegalese power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5S when staying abroad.This page contains a simple guide which shows how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you are visiting Senegal using the Type D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Senegal from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 5S 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 during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Senegal

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Senegal?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Senegal.

Senegal

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Senegal?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Senegalese use four different types of power outlets (types D, C, E and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated 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 Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Senegal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 more flexible 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 Senegal. [12]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Senegal?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral with a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese 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 iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese 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 iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Senegal
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).