How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Lebanon

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power charger, powering the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Lebanese power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5C in Lebanon. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C abroad.If you are going to travel to Lebanon these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 5C using their G, A, B, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Lebanese normally use Type G plug outlets. When you are travelling to Lebanon from a different region please make sure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Lebanon

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Lebanon?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Lebanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Lebanon?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Lebanon is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different standards of power outlets in Lebanon (types G, A, B, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here 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 Lebanon

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lebanon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality 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 a more 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 Lebanon. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Lebanon?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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 iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other. Please be aware power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the ground pin. Please be aware power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This unearthed wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [10] or Europlug) can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C from a Lebanese power outlet using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C from a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type D power outlet [12]) can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Lebanon
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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 A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).