How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Macau

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type D USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type F power plug

Macanese power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Macau it's useful to know in advance if you can charge your important devices such as cell phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along. However without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger when you're there. Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Macau using their G, D, F or M type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Macanese use Type G wall outlets. When you are visiting Macau from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Macau

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Macau?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Macanese power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Macau is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different types of plug sockets (G, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel 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 countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Macau.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Macau?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one 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 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to power your iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from the Macanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning charging cord into the power adapter 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by three large round holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Macau
  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, 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 (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated price under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. 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).