Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Indonesia

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from an Indonesian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter, charging the iPhone 5S using a Type G power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter

Indonesian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 5S abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you how to charge your iPhone 5S when travelling to Indonesia using the Type G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are typically used by most Indonesians. If visiting Indonesia from a different country please check the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to destinations like Jakarta or Surabaya please refer to the Indonesia country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Indonesia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Indonesia?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Indonesia.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Indonesia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S the best travel charger for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Indonesians use three different types of power outlets (G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 5S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Indonesia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Indonesia?

Powering the iPhone 5S with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5S using the Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from an Indonesian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5S using the Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5S from an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from an Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Indonesia country entry on Wikipedia
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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, priced at around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 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).