How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Angola

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Angola. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you are travelling abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5C when you're visiting Angola by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Angolans using a Europlug for power outlets. If travelling to Angola from another country please double check your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Angola

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Angola?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Angola.

Angola

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5C and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Angola is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Angola and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Angola.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Angola?

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from an Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Angola Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).