Charging the iPhone 5S when staying in Togo

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 5S with a Togolese power outlet.

Togolese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.If visiting Togo the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type Togolese plug outlet, the Togolese will use a Europlug for charging. If you are travelling to Togo from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Togolese place such as Lomé we also recommend referring to the entry about Togo [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Togo

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Togo?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Togo.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Togo?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5S then the best international travel charger 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 plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you’re not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the universal multi-device USB wall charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Togo 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. This is a much more cost effective 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 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Togo?

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Togolese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Togolese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power plug adapter and plugging it into the Togolese power outlet. This plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge. [AD]
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Togolese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - entry about Togo
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power plug adapter - Conforming to Europlug specifications, the Type C USB power plug adapter incorporates two 4 mm rounded pins spaced 19 mm apart. It is engineered to adapt electrical outlets commonly found in Europe, converting them to USB-compatible charging ports..
  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. Universal multi-device USB wall charger - A universal multi-device USB wall charger features USB PD and standard ports for fast charging simultaneous. These includes interchangeable international plug adapters making it ideal for travel and certified for safety to protect against current and heat.