How to charge the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C with an Ivorian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Cote d Ivoire. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Cote d Ivoire by using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Cote d Ivoire from a different country check that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Cote d Ivoire?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to an Ivorian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel charger for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cote d Ivoire and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cote d Ivoire using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Cote d Ivoire?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C with an Ivorian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Ivorian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB adapter 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Ivorian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to power your iPhone 5C from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C using an Ivorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Ivorian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Cote d Ivoire
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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 (around £15 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).