How to charge the iPhone 5C in Sierra Leone

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type G power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5C in Sierra Leone. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when Sierra Leone.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Sierra Leone by using the Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Sierra Leone from a different country double check your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Sierra Leone

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Sierra Leone?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Sierra Leone.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Sierra Leone?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Sierra Leone (types G and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Sierra Leone. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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 5C, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Sierra Leone.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Sierra Leone?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Sierra Leonean power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically already included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power 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. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sierra Leonean Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £30 GBP / under C$15).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, costs under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).