How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Cote d Ivoire

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Ivorian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Ivorian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 5 when they're visiting abroad.When visiting Cote d Ivoire these instructions show powering your iPhone 5 by using the standard Type E or C Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Cote d Ivoire from another country please ensure the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Cote d Ivoire?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to an Ivorian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Cote d Ivoire?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Cote d Ivoire (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

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 5, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cote d Ivoire and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Cote d Ivoire using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter 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 just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Cote d Ivoire?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using an Ivorian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Ivorian power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Ivorian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Ivorian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from the Ivorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ivorian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ivorian Wikipedia 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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 $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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).