How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Oman

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5C with an Omani power outlet and recharging the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Omani power outlet

If you are organizing to travel to Oman it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you arrive. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Oman you may bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor when you get there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country 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 you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 5C in Oman. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when abroad.If you are staying in Oman the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5C using their G or C type 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Omanis normally use Type G plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing countries. If travelling to Oman from another country please ensure the iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Oman

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Oman?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Oman.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Oman?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel power adapter for Oman 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 Oman (G and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these 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 heads 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 travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power chargers for your trip to Oman or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Oman 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Oman.
  • 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. This offers practically 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 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 Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Oman?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge your iPhone 5C from an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the power charger 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 Omani 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 an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C with an Omani power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using an Omani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins slide into.
  3. Connect one 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 Omani 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 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Omani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Omani Wikipedia page
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £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 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).