Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in Togo

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5 . These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPhone 5 when they are visiting Togo.When you are planning a vacation to Togo these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C Togolese power outlet, the Togolese will use a Europlug for power outlets. When travelling you'll find most power sources will vary from region to region so please read our Wiki Connections global power supplies guide for a complete list of destinations. When you are visiting Togo from another country please check the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Togo

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Togo?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Togolese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Togo?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Togo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Togo.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Togo?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Togolese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 using the Togolese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 5 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Togolese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Togo
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).